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Volume 7, Number 1 

October 9 1953 

From the Librarian 

Luther Evans, director general of UNESCO, is lecturing on campus to 
morrow afternoon, details elsewhere in this issue 

I was in Ann Arbor earlier this week to give the annual Randolph G 
Adams Memorial Lecture whichj incidentally, was given last year by Luther 
Evans, Professor of American History and Director of the University of 
Michigan's William L Clements Library, Adams was a champion of the sensible 
use of rare books, and celebrated for his classic essay "Librarians as Enemies 
of Books' ., No other librarian gave me more encouragement m my beginning 
professional years than-did Randolph Adams, and I was grateful for the op 
portunity to acknowledge this debt in the course of a lecture about the joys 
of collecting, keeping and giving away books. This was followed by Presi- 
dent Hatcher's reception for the newly appointed University Librarian and 
Clements Director, Fred Wagman and Howard Peckham respectively 

Last week Miss Cora E. Sanders, retired curator of the Clark Library,, 
brought us a gift of Will Clark memorabilia and the promise of the oil por- 
trait of herself painted by Medina, 

As a result of my visit to Santa Fe' the Library has received the first 
lot of manuscripts of Haniel Long, Southwest writer and founder of the Co 
operative Writers' Editions. Included are the earliest drafts of his two 
memorable books "Interlinear to Cabeza de Vaca'' and '"Malinche" 

Robert Payne continues to add to the collection of his manuscripts in 
this Library. The latest is of "The Yellow Robe", a novel about China 

My. annual report will be off the mimeograph any day now, and when it is 
I hope everyone on the staff will read about the good things they did in the 
year past. I see no slacking off in the efforts to be made, with the Chan- 
cellor predicting an eventual enrollment of 27,000 students on this campus! 

Personnel Notes 

L C P. 

Ralph Lyon has returned to the Department of Special Collections as a 
Librarian-2: Mr, Lyon was previously employed in this Department in 1951-52, 
and resigned to attend Stanford and work on his MA. in History. 

Marilyn Crum has returned to the staff of the Catalog Department accept- 
ing the position of Typist Clerk Mrs Crum was recently employed by the 
Great Falls Public and Spokane Public Libraries. 

Wavell Ehrreich has joined the staff of the Catalog Department as a 
Typist-Clerk. Mrs. Ehrreich attended Santa Monica Junior College and UCLA, 
and was formerly employed at Fresno State College 

Barbara Guthrie has accepted the position of Typist-Clerk in the Ac 
quisitions Department. Miss Guthrie attended Ventura Junior College. 

Gwendolyn Sepetoski has. joined the staff of the Catalog Department as a 
Senior Library Assistant. Mrs. Sepetoski attended the University of Washing- 
ton, working in the book store while a student, and recently taught at China 
Lake Elementary School, Kern County. 

Jane Smith has accepted the position of Typist-Clerk in the Catalog 
Department. Mrs. Smith was formerly employed by the Atomic Energy Project. 

Barbara Volcsko has joined the staff in the Graduate Reading Room as a 
Senior Library Assistant. Miss Volcsko received her B. A in music from 
Immaculate Heart College and worked in the Library there as well as in the 
Los Angeles Public for three years. 


Last Friday Librarian Powell was host at a luncheon for Kojiro Yoshioka, 
Chief Librarian of the University of Tohoku Other guests included Dr.Riojun 
Kinosita of the City of Hope Hosipital, Dr Charles M. Carpenter of the 
UCLA Medical School, Louise Darling, Robert Lewis, and Gordon Williams. 

David Heron, formerly of our Reference staff and recently Librarian of 
the American Embassy in Japan, visited us briefly on Friday, 

Other recent visitors included Mrs. Claire Goll, who stopped in to tour 
the Library and pick up a copy of the tape recording of her recent campus 
lecture on the poetry of her husband, Iwan Goll, Robert V. Hine, Jr., of the 
Huntington Library; and James Martin, of the Library of Architecture and 
Applied Arts. 

■Fall Meeting of Los Angeles Regional Catalogers 

The fall meeting of the Los 'Angeles Regional Group of Catalogers will 
be a dinner meeting on Friday, October 23, at 6 30 p.m , at McDonnell's 
Rancho, 6345 San Fernando Road, Glendale Following dinner there will be a 
panel discussion of the Lubetzky report (Cataloging rules and principles; a 
critique of the A. LA. rules for entry and a proposed design for their re- 
vision. Prepared for the Board on Cataloging Policy and Research of the 
A.L.A. Division of Cataloging and Classification by Seymour Lubetzky, Pro- 
cessing Department Library of Congress. 1953) Members of the panel will 
be Miss Martha Boaz, USC School of Library Science. Mrs.. .Frances Holbrook, 
UCLA Law Library, Mrs Marie Warner, LA Public Library Moderator will be 
Gordon Williams, As^i'scaint Librarian of UCLA. Administrators, Catalogers, 
and all others interested in the Lubetzky report are invited to attend and 
participate in the discussion of the principles involved in the report 
Reservations for dinner ($2 00 including tax and gratuity) must be made po 
later than October 16 with Miss Dorothy Armstrong, Los Angeles State Col- 
lege Library, 855 North Vermont Ave. Los Angeles 29, (NOrmandy 3 3201, 
Ext. 329) 

Special Libraries Association 

Information retrieval, or "how to find the dope'', is the theme for 
this year's activities in the Southern California Chapter of Special 
Libraries Association. The group's first meeting will be held on Fri- 
day evening, October 9, 1953, at 7 30 p.m ,, in the Remington Rand Cor- 
poration Auditorium, 2601 Wilshire Boulevard Los Angeles A panel 
discussion will cover the subject of coordinate indexing The speakers 
are Myra Grenier, Librarian, Aeroj et General Corporation, Azusa, Marguerite 
Seager, Head Bibliographic Control Section, U.S. Naval Ordnance Test 
Station, Pasadena, and Elizabeth Walkey Librarian, Consolidated Engi- 
neering Corporation, Pasadena, The moderator will be Frank Long, North 
American Aviation, Incorporated, Downey 

Dr. Mortimer Taube President of Documentation Incorporated, 
Washington, DC, and the originator of coordinate indexing, and Eugene 
Miller, Deputy Chief of Operationfs, -Armed Services Technical Informa- 
tion Agency, Washington, DC will be guests of the chapter for this 

Conference on .International Cooperation 

On Saturday, October 10, an all day conference will be held at UCLA 
on International Cooperation, Speakers will be Luther H, Evans, Director 
General of UNESCO, Benjamin A Cohen, Assistant Secretary General of the 
UN; David H Popper, US State Department; and Irving Salomon, Chairman of 
the US. Delegation to the recent UNESCO Conference. Vern Knudsen, Dean 
of the Graduate Division at UCLA, and Mrs. Dorothy Allen, wife of Chancel- 
lor Allen, will also speak. Registration fee for the Conference, which 
begins at 9:00 a.m. is $1.00 for students, $2.00 for the general public. 
The film to be introduced by Mrs Allen, "World Without End", showing 
the impact of the UN on the lives of the people of Mexico and Thailand, 
will be shown at Royce Hall at 2 45 p.m and is open to all without 

Christmas Book Orders 

Staff members who wish to place Christmas book orders through 
Betty Rosenberg (kindly pinch- hi t ting for Dorothy Harmon) must get the 

orders to Betty by the end of the second week in November Orders placed 
after that date may not be delivered xn time for Christmas. Please attach 
a note to your order saying Christaas pssent and Betty will request 
specially to have delivery early in December.. 

Letter from Barcelona 

This, my third letter; will be my last on my trip, as I expect to be 
home about the time it reaches you Tomorrow I. leave foi Pans and will be 
seeing the Bibleoth^que tiationafe next Monday , September .28, si Dios quierg 
(and if the Spanish railroad is also willing) Since writing from Rome I've 
"done" the libraries and archives of Barcelona, Madrid, Seville and have 
also been in Nice, Cordoba and Granada The University of Barcelona has a 
good g^eneral library in addition to the special ones of the various 
schools, none of them connected administratively, but the University . of 
Madrid is so completely decentralized that I found no single library there 
of note The great library of Madrid is the Biblioteca Nacional, in func 
tion very much like LC without printed cat alog cards JThe Biblioteca 
Central here in Barcelona is an excellent modern public library The gen- 
eral library of the University of Seville is a dingy little place and I 
almost disregarded it after a first look, but a tip of 10 pesetas to the 
porter brought out some of the most magnificent illuminated manuscripts I 
have ever seen- *.- -both Latin and Arabic. There are a number of important 
special libraries in Spain, notably the Biblioteca Colorabma given to 
Seville by .Fernando Columbus and housed beside the Giralda but the real 
glory of Spain from a librarian's point of view is the wealth of archives 
I had time to visit only a few The— Archivo General de Indias where can be 
seen the 1538 grant of arms to Los Angeles, the 1872 charter, Crespi s plan 
of San .Francisco Bay, Serra autographs, Columbus letters, and what all; 
the Archivo Nacional Historico is housed in the same building as the Na- 
tional Library m Madrid; and here in Barcelona there are the city archives 
and those of Aragon and Catalonia • On the whole Spanish archives and 
libraries are clean, well organized, cataloged and accessible I was rath- 
er agreeably surprised in this regard, 

I have had time for a few other mere mundane affairs too, but I know 
you are not interested in such things. 

Hast a luegoi 
Koo Shipment Arrives at Last 

Triumphing over war, revolution, inflation, red tape and frozen assets, 
some 2240 volumes of Chinese works which have been on their way from Peking 
since 1950, finally arrived in the Library. All in excellent condition in 
spite of a long stopover at Tien-Tsin and shipment the length of China, un- 
insured to Hong Kong 

As early as December 1948 with Peking under siege by the Communists, 
Mr, Koo, who had been supplying us with Chinese books for some time,' an- 
nounced that no more shipments would be possible In October 1949 he was 
still saying the same thing and warning that mail also would be cut off. 
But nevertheless the Library managed to send to him in November of the 
same year a long list of desiderata,' and in .February of 1950 appointed Mr 
Koo its agent for Chinese books In spite of our strained relations with 
the Communist government, unreliable mails, and the outbreak of the Korean 
war, the exchange of letters went on, discussing the construction of cases 
for the unbound Chinese books, the exact color (blue), and the exact size, 
Mr. Koo furnished us with a Chinese rule to get the measurements right 

By November of 1950 a list of available items and an invoice had been 
furnished The books were to leave Taku Bar, the outer port of Tien-Tsin 
on Dec 15 But before they could leave all Chinese assets in the US were 

AikI in Tien-Tsin the books remained while correspondence to get them 
out went on.. Before we had finished the correspondence had included be- 
sides the Library of Congress and the .Foreign Assets Control of the 
Treasury Department, (they said "no'" repeatedly) some clergymen and shipp- 
ing agents m Hong Kong, the Librarian of the National Library of India and 
Mr T. Z Koo of the State University of Iowa. 

By the time the Library had obtained a license to import the books, 
the price had gone up, and a new license to cover the increase had to be 
secured. By the time we had that, Mr' Koo had retired behind a curtain of 
silence from which he has not yet emerged. The books however finally 
arrived in sound condition and we can hope that Mr Koo is equally safe 

Most of the titles were printed during the last dynasty, the Ching, 

better known to us, perhaps, as the Manchu. Some 40 of the volumes in 
fact are Chinese Manchu texts (bilingual) which are vanishing rarities in 
present day China. Many are in the field of an and archaeology, others 
are in classics, philosophy, history, and literature. Well known refer 
ence books'" bibliographies, biographies, dictionaries, encyclopedias'- £ind 
out of print sinological journals ate included. Among encyclopedias 
should be noted the Ko chih ch^ng yuan an encyclopedia of arts and natural 
sciences in the form of quotations from standard literature, and theTs'e 
fu yuan kuei an encyclopedia of constitutionad history compiled under 
Imperial auspices and completed in 1013. 

There are also several sets of important collectanea, notably the I 
hai Chu ch'en chi which is a collection of literary works, reprinted in 
1879, of one hundred and three writers who lived during the Han, Wei and 
Six Dynasties periods (206 B.C. - 589 A. D. ) . 

The blue cases are very handsome. 

Librarians as Bookmen 

Robert A. Miller Librarian of Indiana University has just released 
an excellent brief report on his recent sabbatical spent m European 
Bookshops. It is his impressiaQ that Paris is a more active second hand 
book center than any other city, including London and New York. Aside 
from his report on the relative efficiency of various acquisition tech- 
niques (catalogs, want-lists, personal seaic.hmg through the shops, etc.), 
and an excellent, highly selective list of foreign dealers and their 
specialties, perhaps his most important conclusion relates, not to the 
European book trade, but to American Library personnel. In his own words, 
"Acquisition is more than a mechanical process, even when selection is 
left entirely in the hands of specialists or faculty. There must be time 
for the reponsible person or persons in our acquisition department- to as- 
similate the book knowledge which comes to them daily. Somehow or other, 
our research libraries must develop bookmen and bookwomen in our acquisi- 
tion departments, persons who are personally interested in the books they 
handle and in the trade history of these books." 

This conclusion is of course a familiar goal at UCLA where its im- 
portance has long been realized by the Librarian, not only for members 
of the Acqu,i si tions Department, but for every staff member in every depart- 
ment of the Library. 

Recommended Reading 

An excellent article for junior, and very junior. Librarians appears 
in the last issue of the Australian Library Journal, vol. 2, No. 3, July, 
1953. This is "Latest Recent Advances in Current Developmental Trends", 
by Euphemia Z Woodiwiss, Ph,D, , Library Consultant, Prof, of Alternate 
Alphabeting (Letters A to E only), and covers all phases of library ac- 
tivities and administration. In the words of the author, "This summary, 
brief though it be, contains everything a young organizing progressive 
librarian should know. Not all the librarian knows should be told, of 
course. The latter is the most important rule of all and should have 
general application. " 

New Library Service 

A self-service honor- system book &hop Lclieved to be the first 
in an American college-- was recently opened at the Hamilton College Li- 
brary in Clinton, N.Y. Constructed like a reading room, the shop will 
handle good literature in reprint editions and will enable students to 
browse at will Purchases will be paid for into an open cash box, thus 
saving the cost of clerks. According to the librarian, the project was 
initiated to provide good literature cheaply in comfortable, convenient 
surroundings. \Sat. Rev. Lit.. XXVI, No. 16, Apr. 18, 1953] 

UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's office - 
Editor (on leave); Everett Moore, Acting Editor: Gordon Williams, Con- 
tributors to this issue: Johanna Allerding, Esther Koch, Man-Hing Mok, 
Richard O'Brien, Betty Rosenberg, Florence Williams, 





Volume 7 Number 2 

October 23, 1953 

From the Librarian 

One of Britain's most versatile men of letters will lecture on "Some As- 
pects of Oscar Wilde" at 2 o'clock today in Art Building, Room 1102, Lieut - 
Colo H, Montgomery Hyde, Conservative Member of Parliament from Belfast, has 
flown out from a Parliamentary Union meeting in Washington to give this lec- 
ture and see the Oscar Wilde Collection in the Clark Library Staff members 
are free to attend. 

Tomorrow the Clark Library will hold its second invitational Seminar on 
the subject of English Music and Literature, Professor James E. Phillips, Jr. 
of our English department will speak on the 17th century and Professor 
Bertrand H, Bronson from Berkeley on the 18th century. About forty partici- 
pants will attend from Literature and Music departments of colleges and uni- 
versities throughout California. The seminar will be conducted by Professor 
E. N. Hooker. Mrs. Davis and Mr. Conway have arranged appropriate exhibits 
which will remain up during the autumn. 

Miss Kate St'eihitz, Librarian of the Elmer Belt Library of Vinciana, 
called last week to tell me of the library's widening activity in Vincian 

As the new president of the Staff Association Miss Hagan informed me of 
some prospective programs and activities, and I in turn told her of Librarian's 
meetings 1 plan to call, such as Tuesday's when Miss Darling, Mr. and Mrs. 
Moore and Mr. Horn reported on their world travels 

I am glad they are back and so is Gordon Williams, who now welcomes 
Editor Moore to his chair. ETM joins me in thanks and praise to GW for his 
excellent work as Acting Editor. L.C.P. 

Personnel Notes 

Peg Jones has 
the Physics Library 

Roslein Auf de 
the Physics Library 
stitute of Industri 

Mrs, Mary Jone 
Roslein Auf der Hei 
Jones received her 
tension Division an 
Jacquelin Woodward 
Department of Speci 

Otheo Metcalf 


resigned her position o 
because of the approac 
r Heide has been appoin 
She was formerly Sen 
al Relations Library, 
s has been appointed Se 
de in the Institute of 
A B from Syracuse Univ 
d in the College of Let 
has resigned her positi 
al Collections in order 

f Principal Library Assistant in 
hing birth of her first child 
ted Principal Library 'Assistant in 
ior Library Assistant in the In- 

nior Library Assistant to replace 
Industrial Relations Library. Mrs. 
ersity and has worked in the Ex- 
ters and Science on this campus, 
on as Senior Library Assistant, 
to return to her home in Tulsa, 

was married on Sunday, October 18, to Cecil James Sutton. 

Eric H, Boehm, a historian now on civilian duty in Austria with the Air 
Force, visited Gordon Williams early this week to discuss the problems and 
possibilities of support for a proposed History Abstrac ts . Dr. Boehm pro- 

poses to commence publication on a quarterly basis, covering all of the world's 
important historical journals, but limiting his abstracting to those articles 
dealing with the period subsequent to 1870. Plans are still only in the earlv 
stage of planning, but Dr Boehm is optimistic that they will be carried through 
to fruition. Certainly every librarian recognizes the need for such a service 
in the field of history, as well as in other areas of the humanities and social 
sciences, and wishes him success 

On Tuesday week Gordon Williams and Aydis Lodge entertained at luncheon Dr. 
Jawad Ali, Secretary and Member of the Iraq Academy, Chafic Jabri, Dean of the 
Faculty of Letters, Syrian University, Damascus, Dr. Eli Salem, of Lebanon, and 
Professor Ejneritus George Day of Occidental Gsllege. After luncheon the guests 
were shown through the Library by Miss Lodge, 

N'e w Customs Regulations for Books 

Largely because of the long efforts of the ARL Committee on Customs Sim- 
plification (formerly chaired by Librarian Powell and currently by Robert Vosper) 
the last session of Congress passed public law 243 modifying the old Customs Act. 
Under the new regulations there is no longer a ceiling on the value of shipments 
of library books that can be imported without formal entry. Formerly, a ceil-ing 
of $100 had been imposed; shipments exceeding that value had to have formal cus- 
toms clearance, despite the fact that such shipments to libraries were not sub- 
ject to duty Mere customs and brokers fees on such shipments sometimes equal- 
led 25 per cent of the invoice value. 

The new law will provide considerable savings not only for libraries but 
the government as well. 

It's Not What You Read, If You Learn To Like Reading 

The following is condensed from Professor of English Leon Howard's column in 
the Los Angeles Times of Sunday, October 11, 1953.: 

As I begin each school year I know that a good deal of my professing will be 
before students who have given little if any thought to books during the summer 
and will have difficulty forcing themselves to the physical act of reading. 

Students will not come out for track unless they like to run nor for the 
glee club unless they like to sing, but they will register for literature courses 
by the hundreds when they have so little liking for books that they have never 
acquired the habit of reading 1 would never discourage them because I know that 
they are seeking, somewhat blindly perhaps, for something they genuinely need. 
But I often wonder how they reach the level of advanced university classes with- 
out having acquired so simple and useful a habit. 

Librarians and teachers and many parents, I know, wonder about the same 
thing, and they seem generally inclined to blame such mechanical substitutes for 
readijig as motion pictures, the radio, and more recently, television. The use 
of such gadgets undoubtedly takes up time that might otherwise be spent with 
books, but I have never been wholly convinced that they actively interfered with 
the cultivation of reading as a habit. I am convinced, however, that active 
interference often comes from well-intentioned librarians and teachers and par- 
ents, and I become aware of it at the beginning of almost every class I teach. 

They interfere because they fail to realize that a youngster must learn to 
read as naturally as he walks before he can begin to profit from the written word. 
They often resent the aimless steps he takes as he slowly achieves familiarity 
with the printed page and treat him as absurdly as they would be treating baby 
if they refused to let him use his legs unless he was going somewhere. They 
want to direct his reading into "worth-while channels" as though reading itself 
is a suspicious activity that has to be justified in order to be tolerated. 
They are, in short, firmly opposed to "trash". 

Nothing, I have found, can upset these gop.d people more than for me, as a 
professor of literature, to declare that I am all in favor of reading trash and 
have no fear of the effects of radio and television upon the literacy of the 
country so long as the drugstores are filled with comic books and gaudy paper- 
backed novels. There have been times when I have suspected the most soft-spoken 
of librarians or the meekest of teachers of wanting to tie me up, cover me with 
comic books and the collected works of Mickey Spillane, and strike a match to 
the whole worthless pile. Their opinions of book burning seem to change when 
they can imagine a heretic at the stake. 

Yet I have found that a student whose mind is well stored with trash is 
likely to be a good student of the best literature. For one thing, he has 

learned that books can be taken in quantities without pain and can read as 
rapidly or as carefully as circumstances demand. For another, he has gen- 
erally acquired a good vocabulary: and, for still another, he is familiar 
to the point of boredom with the cheaper values of reading and is ready to 
appreciate the unique values of the greatest books In sense he is the 
ideal student because he has mastered the superficialities of the printed 
page and is sophisticated enough to be taught what lies beneath. 

For there is a great difference between the reading and the study of 
books- -especially of those books which are described as "literature." The 
great works of literature all have a superficial interest which has kept 
them readable throughout the ages, but they also have a wealth and depth 
of implication which has made them rereadable by people whose wide know- 
ledge and mature experience make them severe judges of what is commonplace 
and what is extraordinary and worth meditating. The study of literature, 
either in or outside the classroom, brings out these implications. 

One of the most fortunate people in the world is the student who be- 
gins school in the fall with sufficient experience in reading to be pre- 
pared for the study of books, who finds a teacher capable of showing him 
the richness of implication he cannot discover for himself, and who is 
assigned the books that are good enough to bear up under intensive read- 
ing. He will experience the process of eye-opening discovery that ed- 
ucation is supposed to achieve. 

But the mistake that always bothers me at this time of year is the 
one of assuming that the books worth reading and those worth studying 
are identical. A youngster must have read a good deal, purely for the 
sake of reading, before he can handle the printed word with sufficient 
skill to studya :'"thing- On the other hand he can be quickly disillu- 
sioned with study if he is asked to spend his time thinking up artifi- 
cial things to say about books that are worth reading but hardly worth 
talking about. 

Although I am primarily distressed each fall by students who have 
not acquired the habit of reading with comfort and assurance, I am often 
shocked by the realization that many of them have "studied" such trivial 
stuff or else have studied good books in such a trivial way that they ex- 
pect a course in literature to be entertaining rather than educational 
and are surprised to find that it requires an intellectual activity as 
great as that required by most other subjects. 

The blame, I believe, falls upon the well-intentioned older folks 
ho fail to distinguish between casual reading as a harmless habit of be- 
havior and studious reading for a purpose and who fail to realize that the 
habit, like walking, must be acquired before direction is possible 3y 
keeping "trash out of a youngster s hands they make it difficult for him 
ever to grasp words that are worth while. 

Whether it is heresy or not, my inclination at the beginning of 
each school year is to say, "Let them read trash, but teach them something 
with life in it " They will outgrow the trash quicker by plowing through 
it than they will by avoiding it, and in the meantime they will acquire 
a habit which is one of the least harmful and most useful they could 



UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office. 
Editor 'on leave): Everett Moore, Acting Editor: Gordon Williams. Con- 
tributor to this issue Florence Williams. 





Volume 7, Number 3 

November 6, 1953 

.From the Librarian 

Next Tuesday at 3 o'clock in Library 180 the Friends of the UCLA Library 
will again demonstrate their friendliness by presenting us with volume num- 
ber 1,000,000 The staff is invited to come and see what the mystery book 
is, and hear talks by Charles L Camp and David Magee. 

I remember when we accessioned 300,000 -- Van Wyck's book on Bobinson 
Jeffers, printed by Ward Ritchie 400,000 was vo i , 1 of the Acta Sanctorum; 
and both occasions passed as almost routine in what was then the Accessions 
Department. 500,000, however, was celebrated It was the Gutenberg fac- 
simile and the accessioning was done by Professor Max Dunn as chairman of 
the Library Committee, and Professor Edgar J. Goodspeed. 750,000 came along 
while I was abroad during 1950/51 and was Neal Harlow's book on San Francisco 
Bay maps I never did know what 800,000 and 900,000 were, so swift has been 
the flow And now the mi 1 1 ionth , and a half-hearted vow to observe no more 
occasions until the number is doubled When? 

Earlier this week I was on my old campus at Occidental College to meet 
with Dean Glenn Dumke for a discussion of the College's Southwest Conference 
program, followed by a visit with Librarian Elizabeth McCloy 

On Monday afternoon I attended a Directors' meeting of the Library of 
Architecture and Allied Arts 

Mr. Horn was responsible for conducting a group of the Legislative Audi- 
tor' s staff officers, accompanied by Vice President Corley, Dean Eodd, and 
architects, on a Library tour to see the unequal contest between books and 
stacks. Without benefit of rehearsal the stacks congestion superbly played 
its part , 

Last week's celebr ion of F. W Hodge's 89th birthday was strongly sup- 
ported by Messrs, Mink. Harry Williams. Bellin, and Horn who contributed re- 
search, photography, art, and sound recording to a gala occasion It was a 
warm evening and the open windows of the University Club admitted street 
sounds of bus and siren, which blended with the popping of champagne corks 
in the banquet hall. 

Messrs, Horn and Williams accompanied me on my first visit to the Uni- 
versity Bindery's new building at the corner of Santa Monica and Centinela, 
where Manager Foley operates a model plant, I know he would welcome staff 
visits if those interested would phone ahead 

This has been homecoming time in many ways, Miss Humiston being the 
latest staff member to return, after eleven weeks' absence. I know the 
staff shares my pleasure in having her back. 

Overseas economies by the State Department brought David Heron back from 
Tokyo a year earlier than expected. He has returned to this staff as a 
special projects librarian in my office, responsible to Mr Horn. I don't 
like the term "interne in administration" any more than my Berkeley friend 
likes "special collections," and so Mr, Heron will have to be a man-without- 
a-title, but not without something to do -- ask 'Andy! 



Mrs. Jean Beckner has joined the staff of the Reference Department as 
Senior Library 'Assistant in the Graduate Reading Room, Mrs^ Beckner received 
her B. 'A. from the University of Connecticut in 1949, and has worked for 
Time, Inc. in New York and the Tecolote Book Shop in Santa Barbara. 


Dr Kurt Felix, distinguished German scientist, was a visitor to the 
Chemistry Library on October 27, Dr. Felix is a member of the Faculty of 
Medicine and Director of the Institute of Physiological Chemistry at the 
Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universitat. Frank furt- am-Main , Germany. 

Mr. Herbert Fahey San Francisco printer and binder, visited the Depart- 
ment of Special Collections on October 26, to examine the Robert E. Cowan 
manuscript catalog of Californiana not included in the Bibliography of the 
History of California. He is preparing a checklist of California imprints 
to 1850. 

A frequent user of the Geology Library is Mr Chaim Pekeris, Head of the 
Department of Applied Mathematics at the Weizmann Institute of Science, 
Rehovot, Israel, who is at UCLA for several months' research on a special 
project in the Institute of Geophysics 

Mr, J H. Matthews, Director of Framptons Nurseries, Ltd., Chichester, 
Sussex^ England, visited the 'Agricul ture Library on October 29 Mr. Matthews 
lectured to the staff of the Department of Agriculture on the techniques of 
flower seed production in England, an activity in which his firm specializes. 

Other recent visitors to the Library include Mr. Robert M Mengel, Uni- 
versity of Kansas LibrarV; and Mr Philip S Humphrey, Museum of Zoology, 
Ann 'Arbor, Michigan. 

Visitors to the Clark Library 

Recent visitors to the Clark Library were M' . and Mis. John H Hall, Jr., 
of Scarsdale, New York, Mr. Hall, a great-grandson of Senator William 
Andrews Clark and grand-nephew of the Library's founder, William Andrews 
Clark, Jr , was interested in the development of the Library, 

Other visitors include Mr_ Willard Lockwood of the University of 
Oklahoma Press. Norman, Oklahoma; Mr George Winchester Stone, Jr., of 
George Washington University, Washington, D, C. ; Mr. James Wood, of San 
Jose State College, Mr. Lawrence V. Ryan, of Stanford University, Mr. Albert 
Sperison, of San Francisco; Professor I. A Gordon, of the University of New 
Zealand, Wellington N Z , and Mr. & Mrs Herbert Fahey, of San Francisco. 

Exhibits of the Month 

From Piovember 11 in the main entrance case only. "The Millionth Book 
Added by UCLA ' 

November 15-30. on the occasion of Jewish Book Month, in all exhibit 
cases: 'The Israel Zangwill Collection," presented to the Library in 1947 
by Mrs. Leo Mielziner Zangwill (1864-1926), who was prominent in the Zion- 
ist movement, wrote a number of successful plays for the London and New York 
stages. His literary reputation was established with the novel Children of 
the Ghetto (1892), His most important play, The Melting Pot, a study of Jew- 
ish immigrant life in the United States, was successfully produced in New 
York in l908 and in London in 1914, In addition to 59 Zangwill titles, the 
collection contains letters and portraits, and a bust of the author. 'Al- 
though the collection has been in the Library since 1947 this is the first 
time it has been exhibited 

Exhibition of Illuminated Manuscripts 

Los Angeles is soon to have an opportunity of seeing some notable ex- 
amples of the art of book illumination in a display of Mediaeval and 
Renaissance Manuscripts, at the Los .Angeles County Museum, from November 25 
to January 9th. The manuscripts will be on loan from the Pierpont Morgan 
Library, the National Gallery, the Princeton and Yale University Libraries, 
and other important collections 

Olive Percival Bookplate Collection 

An important addition to our bookplate collection is a collection as- 
sembled by Olive Percival, consisting of some 3,000 items -» one which the 
Library has for many years sought to locate It was recently donated by 
Maurice Thorner Westwood attorney 

Worthy of particular note are several hundred children's bookplates, in 

Harrod, Pob Wagner, and W F. Hopson 

Most of the items are mounted, and there are numerous proof copies (some 
with autograph presentation inscriptions), and a few drawings In addition 
to wood block prints and wood engravings there are steel engravings, etch- 
ings and photoli thographs Some associated items - letters books and pam- 
phlets all on the subject of bookplate design - also appear in the col- 

Record Attendance at Catalogers Meeting 

More than 90 membersand guests attended the fall meeting of the Los 
Angeles Regional Group of Catalogers, held at McDonnell's Rancho on Friday, 
October 23 Dinner was followed by a panel discussion of the Lubetzky re- 
port, with Mr Gordon Willieuns as moderator Miss Martha Boaz, of the USC 
School of Library Science spoke on personal author entries; Mrs. Frances 
Holbrook, of the UCLA Law Library, discussed the proposals on corporate en- 
tries, with illustrations from her experience, and Mrs Marie Warner, of 
LAPL, proposed changes even more radical than Mr Lubetzky' s After dis- 
cussion from the floor, and remarks by G W , Chairman Esther Koch, of UCLA, 
asked if the group would be willing to cooperate in a case study of some 
section of the report, if requested to do so by the Library of Congress Such 
willingness was indicated by vote, and a committee will be appointed if 

Miss 'Allene Durfee of LAPL, spoke briefly of a plan proposed by the 
PuJalic Libraries Executives Associ ation of Southern California for a book 
processing center in this area. It was decided to appoint a committee, with 
Miss Durfee as chairman, to investigate the problems connected with such a 
plan. 'A committee to consider minor changes in the constitution was appoint- 
ed, to include Miss Helen More, of UCLA, as chairman, and Miss Helen 
MacKenzie of the County Law Library, and Miss Katherine McNabb, of UC, Santa 
Barbara College, 

The program committee for this very successful meeting included William 
Conway, of the Clark Library, chairman Mrs. Loa B. Keenan, of UCLA, and Miss 
Dorothy Harper, of Orange County Library. 

Medical Library Groups Meet in Los Angeles 

The fourth Annual Joint Conference of the Medical Library Group of 
Southern California and the Medical Library Group of the San .Francisco Bay 
Area was held in Los 'Angeles on November 1 and 2 On Sunday the Conference 
met at the Huntington Library where a special exhibit of medical incunabula 
had been arranged The Monday sessions were centered on audio-visual aids 
and their value in the medical library Emphasis was placed on medical mo- 
tion pictures and sources of information about them 'Among the four types 
of pictures shown was one on nephropexy (^fixation or suspension of a float- 
ing kidney) produced by Dr Elmer Belt of the UCLA School of Medicine and 
Dr Carl Ebert The afternoon session was held at the Walt Disney Studios, 
where the group saw the technical procedures involved in making medical 
films, and then two of the finished products The meeting ended on a relax- 
ed note with cocktails at Jake Zeitlin's Big Red Book Barn and dinner at the 
Tail of the Cock 

Mary Cobb of the Biomedical Library was on the program committee that 
planned this very successful meeting 


• Bibliography for Art Students 

The Reference Department's program of instruction in the use of biblio- 
graphical materials in the Library was extended this year to include a lec- 
ture to the students in the Art Department' s course on "Research Methods and 
Bibliography in Art History." Miss Lodge spoke to Professor Karl W 
Birkmeyer's students eairly in the semester, and Mr Birkmeyer has written 
that his students ''all were surprised to see that what they dreaded as the 
driest subject could be handled in such an illuminating and pleasant way" 

. Relations with Students 

Mr, Horn has been designated as the Library representative to meet with 
the iASUQjA Student Library Committee, and Mr. Moore has resumed his assign- 
ment as representative for the Library in discussions of graduate students' 
interests with officers of the Graduate Students 'Association. 

■ Faculty Publications File 

Messrs Horn, Engelbarts. and Smith, and Miss Lodge have been asked by 
Librarian Powell to prepare a statement of policy on the maintenance of the 
Faculty Publications File, for discussion by the Department Heads 

Information Desk Experiment 

Last week the librarians of the Catalog Department met to discuss with 
Mr. Williams their experience in staffing the Information-Reference Desk at 
certain hours for an experimental period during the Summer Session and the 
first six weeks of the Fall Semester, Also present were Mr. Horn, and Mr. 
Moore and Miss Lodge of the Reference Department. The experiment was con- 
sidered by all to have been of benefit to catalogers in helping them to un- 
derstand the needs of readers, and to reference librarians in learning how 
reference service may be improved at this central point in the Library, 
'Among the matters discussed were proposals for clarification of catalog 
forms of entry which are troublesome to students, the need for more effective 
directional signs in the rotunda, problems in handling inquiries, diffi- 
culties in interpreting obscure references and assignments, and the questipn 
of a more effective location for the Information Desk and for the Public 
Catalog itself. 

Some Special Staff Activities 

Martha Brooks, of the Biomedical Reading Boom, has been elected presi- 
dent of the Caduceus Coffee Club of the Medical School, 

Marcia Bosten, of the Interlibrary Loans Office, disguised in burnt cork 
and white sheet, rode bare-back in the Homecoming Parade, as a member of the 
URA Riding Club. 

Biggest and .Finest 

Homecoming Week at UCLA is celebrated with dancing in the streets of 
Westwood, the crowning of a Queen, gaudy fireworks, and a dazzling parade 
through campus and Village, Homecoming Day came to the Catalog Department 
last week too, and there was dancing in the aisles and alcoves over the re- 
turn of Mrs, Otheo Metcalf Sutton, from her trip to visit her sister in 
Salinas. To show their pleasure over being completely fooled over her little 
trip the catalogers had prepared about the fanciest welcome home ever given 
a returning cataloger-newlywed . Pastel crepe-paper wedding bell and stream- 
ers, Uncle Ben' s Converted Rice spread finely over books and p-slips, and a 
tastefully lettered sign announcing that "Love is Wonderful'' all combined to 
give Homecoming Week a startling beginning that made all that was to follow 
down in the Village a dreary anti-climax. When it comes to celebrations of 
special events our catalogers need no lessons from Hollywood or the ^ASUCLA. 


Typewriter Pesearch 

An 'ancient' Hammond typewriter, estimated to be more than 60 years old, 
has recently been acquired by the Engineering Department One of the Depart- 
ment' s mechanics was assigned the job of putting it in working condition, so 
that it could be used as an exhibit in the field of mechanism and the history 
of machine design, and the Engineering Library was asked to find some details 
and drawings of its original construction Engineering reference librarian 
Donald Black found the original patentee and patent date (James B. Hammond, 
February 1880) and located considerable information about the typewriter in 
the Official Patent Office Gazette, which the mechanic says fits the machine, 
so that he can now proceed to make and assemble its missing parts 

Jolly Good, Rob ! 

Several of our globe-trotting staff members have reported the wonderful 
hospitality shown them by the Pobert 'Collisons in London. (To our newer 
comers we must mention that Robert L, Collison, Reference Librarian of the 
City of Westminster Central Reference Library in London, was a visiting mem- 
ber of our Reference Department in 1951-52 ) We now have Mr. Collison' s own 
report of the invasion of Westminster and Hampstead by the Uclan hordes which 
kept coming in wave after wave through the summer and on into the fall. In 
a letter to Mr Powell he writes: 

"I feel that I have been keeping indirectly in touch with you through 
our visitors from UCLA, .First of all we had Miss Darling who, I hear, was a 
great success at her Conference -- my wife was amazed at a nylon stole which 
she wore when she came to see us Then we had Andy Horn who told us more 
news still and eventually horrified us by saying our newspapers contained no 
news -- I managed to parry that one with a day-old copy of The Times' After 
that came our two visitors from Keio University who told us a tremendous 
amount about Japan. And this month Mr, Macgowan and the Archers turned up: 
In the meantime we have occasional Coleridge queries from Professor Griggs, 
so you see...! Now, if a hundred British librarians could have my oppor- 
tunity to come to the U.S.A. for a few months we should very soon have a 
union of the two countries, don't you think:" 

Mr, Collison, on his part, has been maintaining a standard of productiv- 
ity which amazed us when he worked with us here He still manages to turn 
out with apparent effortlessness an extraordinary amount of valuable pub- 
lished material on a variety of subjects in librari anship and bibliography. 
Of course we know that only a person who needs no sleep at all could produce 
what he does and also hold down the responsible position he has in London. 
This may be R,L C.'s secret weapon. 

To mention some of his recent writings, we can refer with pleasure first 
to his piece on the Clark Library which he published in The Library World 
(London) for August- September , under the title of 'Bookman's Oasis.'' During 
1953 Mr. Collison also wrote a series of three articles for the Stectie^t- 
Hafner Book News (New York) in which he surveyed progress in American, Brit- 
ish, and Continental European librari anship (January, March, and September 
issues). And he was the author of "Aspects of Cooperation in University and 
Special Libraries in the United States of America,'' in the Proceedings of the 
Annual Conference of The Library Assoc lat ion, Llandudno, 1953. 

His most important work of the year is his book, Indexes and Indexing, 
published last May by Benn, in London, and now by John de Graff, Inc. in 
New York. It is a valuable addition to our Collison Reference Shelf, whose 
center piece is his widely known Bibliographies : Subject and National 
(London and New York, 1951) In his book on indexing Mr. Collison makes a 
characteristically light-hearted but tender dedication to his son and daugh- 
ter: "To D M C, and J.H.C. who are inured to the sight of many little 

slips being shuffled and reshuffled without any apparent result." 

Crouch ! 

Our catalogers, as genial a lot as can be found, can rise in indignation 
when the occasion demands it Helen More, accordingly, recently lost no time 
in asking the Library of Congress to please be careful what they call our 
Professor Winston Winford Crouch. No Grouch, he, points out Miss More, with 
reference to a lapse in LC s usually accurate editing of printed cards. 


Honoring Modge 

Frederick Webb Hodge, Director of the Southwest Museum and great autlior- 
on the American Indian, was honored on his 89th birthday on October 28 by a 
dinner meeting of the Zamorano Club, the featured speaker being Librarian 
Powell. "Sky, Sun, and Water" was the title of Mr. Powell's discourse, which 
was devoted to remarks on the Southwest -- the country of the Navajos, the 
Hopis, and the Zunis, whom Dr. ilodge has studied for so many years, and to 
the great literature inspired by this region. Photographs of the Mesa 
Encantada taken by A.C. Vroman on field trips to this country led by Hodge 
around the turn of the century were shown as illustrations of Mr. Powell's 
address. Among those present at the birthday celebration were Regent Edward 
A. Dickson, Jean Hersholt, Professors Majl Ewing, Earl Leslie Griggs, and 
Richard Rudolph, and Messrs. Horn, Mink, and Williams. 

An exhibit honoring Dr. Hodge was shown last week in the foyer of the 

Bruin Salutes the Libraries 

A departure from usual Homecoming-Week editions of the All-Cali fornian 
(the eight-campus feature supplement published alternately at Ilerkeley and 
Los Angeles) was last week's issue edited by Daily Bruin Editor Al Greenstein. 
The featured subject this year was the University's libraries, the two lead- 
ing articles being devoted to Berkeley's Library, which has "the mostest," 
and to UCLA's, whose "river of books'' will soon bring in its millionth vol- 
ume. Particular notice was given to the Clark Library ("Haven for Dryden"), 
and to the fast-growing libraries at Davis and Riverside. Librarian Edwin 
T. Coman, Jr. was himself the author of the piece on the new library at UC, 
Riverside, where he hopes to breed "a group of enthusiastic bibliophiles" 
among his students. An interview with Mr. Powell also appears in the sup- 
plement, which quite appropriately starts off with a quote: "I like to see 
students get books." 

" Millionth Book" Plans 

Mr. Dwight L Clarke, Treasurer of the Friends of the UCLA Library, 
called at the Library on Monday to talk over plans for next Tuesday's 
Millionth Book celebration. 

News from the Library World 

Southern California is contributing another library administrator to the 
Middle West in Oliver Dunn, who has been Associate Director of Libraries at 
Caltech, and is now to be Assistant Director of Libraries at Purdue. 

A letter from our friend Andy Wilkison, formerly of CU, now librarian of 
the Biblioteca Lincoln, in Puenos Aires, and Director of Library Services in 
the American Embassy there, reports that his library is doing a tremendous 
business in informing the Argentine people of life in the United States, 
"The 325 magazines that we receive in different fields are so heavily used 
that the current issues are practically worn out before new issues arrive 
from the States," he says. And concerning his collection of 12,000 books, 
he reports that during the three months ending September 30, his library lent 
32,000 volumes for home use (not counting renewals). With a seating capacity 
of 60 he sometimes has 160 to 175 persons in the library at one time. 

As reported in Ant iquarian Bookman for October 24, p. 1177, Librarian 
Robert Vesper [sic] of the University of Kansas now has not only a Department 
of Special Collections but a Supervising Bibliographer as well. (Neither 
title, of course, is copyrighted.) The SB, Mr. Joseph Rubenstein, Mr. Vesper* 
reports, is a graduate of the School of Librari anship at Berkeley, and of 
Los Angeles s Sixth Street book row, where he once worked with Bunster 
Creeley in the Old Abbey Bookshop. 
'See also Vosper 

UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office. 
Editor. Everett Moore. Contributors to this issue: Johanna Allerding, 
William Conway, Louise Darling, Robert Fessenden, Palph Lvon, Jr., Paul 
Miles, Helen 'G. More, Helene E. Schimansky, Florence Williams, Gordon 
Wi 1 1 i am s , 

HOV 2 5 






Volume 7, Number 4 

November 20, 1953 

From the Librarian 

Mount Hamilton last Tuesday 

The Library Council held its fall meeting on Ploi 

agenda was discussed, under the secretary- 
iennium 1953/55 as the Council's 
and back, was driven up the moun- 
ain by Librarian Vasilevskis. 

and Wednesday. A thi rteen -point aj^cnua wa 
ship of Mr. Coney who is serving for the b 
sole officer. I rode the Lark to San Jose 
tain by Librarian Saunders, and down age' 

Following the mi 1 1 ionth - vo lume celebration last week I went to San Diego 
County on a prospecting expedition. I actually brought home two cartons of 
"gold" and assayed one of the richest claims I have ever come upon, Wbether 
I succeeded in staking it, time will tell. 

Tomorrow I make my TV debut, as guest on Professor Frank Baxter's USC 
Extension Course in Shakespeare, talking with the announcer about the 
Shakespeares in the Clark Library. Channel 2, KNXT, at 11.05 a.m. 


Mrs. Ursula W. Burleigh has been appointed Senior Library 
the Catalog Department Mrs. Burleigh has attended schools in 
Germany, is a graduate of Moser Secretarial School in Chicago, 
mer employee of the Farmers Insurance Group, Los Angeles 

Assistant in 
France and 
and is a for- 

Miss Mar gar e t W. St. George who has joined the staff of the Art Library 
as Senior Library Assistant received her MA. from the University of Denver, 
and has taught art in that University, and at the University of Minnesota 
(Duluth), College of the Pacific, and Sacramento State College. 

The Millionth 

Last week s Millionth Book celebra 
from our Friends of the UCLA Library, a 
the occasion, but from some of our coll 
world. Librarian Donald Coney, who dir 
mil lion- volume library, teletyped us by 
rect wire, "Congratulations on reaching 

From Lawrence Kansas, UCLA's forme 
now Director of Libraries at U.K. , wrot 
in our 500,000th volume celebration in 
Neal Harlow, now Librarian of the Unive 
The Maps of San Francisco Bay was our 
personal congratulations of his book to 
November 10.'' ".Although a few of us,' 
the time when 500,000 was thought to be 
there to celebrate and fondle the lovel 
shall mark well the day ' 

tion brought felicitations not only 
good number of whom met to observe 
eagues and friends in the library 
ects our older brother Berkeley's two- 
way of our recently established di- 
the half way mark.'' 
r Associate Librarian, Robert Vosper, 
e remini scently of his participation 

1^46, And former Assistant Librarian 
rsity of British Columbia, whose book, 
number 750,000, wrote to extend the 
"the newest queen, to be crowned on 
wrote NH, "can even remember beyond 

a very handsome wench will not be 
y back and spine of the new queen, we 


Miss 1,000,000 herself, Nicholas (Cheyenne) Dawson s California in kl . 
Texas in 51 underwent several ceremonious changes of hands before finally 
landing in the foyer exhibit case after the presentation in Room 180. Fol- 
lowing Professor Charles L. Camp s and David Magee s pleasant discourses, the 
little book in her beautiful blue and gold slip binding was unveiled by Mr. 
Magee for Mr W. W Robinson, President of the Friends, who presented her to 
the Chairman of the Board of Regents Edward A. Dickson From Regent Dickson 
she passed to Chancellor Allen, thence to Librarian Powell, who finally de- 
livered her to her keeper. Wilbur J. Smith, who has the special distinction 
of having discovered her last summer during a book- scouting expedition to 
San Francisco 

She slipped out of her exhibit case for an hour or so the next day for 
the staff party in her honor. Here Mr. Powell and Staff Association Presi- 
dent Jeannette Hagan presented the added guests of honor, those members of 
the staff having the longest service with the Library, who led the cutting 
of the Millionth Volume Cake -- a lovely, if gaudier replica of the book her- 
self The party was brief but jolly, and President Hagan soon had everyone 
back at work on UCLA's second million. 

1 to 1,000,000 

No special significance is to be attached to several of the titles list- 
ed below, which just happened to fall at hundred- thousand points between cel- 
ebrations of the Library s growth. This is the way the books came, and more 
interesting than the titles themselves, perhaps, is the fact of the recent 
acceleration in growth which has brought us to the million mark much sooner 
than could ever have been imagined even a few years ago 

1 (ca 1883) Ferdinand Vandeveer Hayden' s Report of Progress of 

the Exploration in Wyoming and Idaho for the Year 
1878 (V S Geological and Geographical Survey of the 
Territories 12th Annual Report, 1883) 

100,000 (1926) Revue Critique d' His to ire et de Litter ature . Volume 1, 


200,000 (1933) Neue Jahrbucher fur Philologie und Paedogogik, \olume 

136, 1887 

300,000 (1038) Robinson Jeffers by William Van Wyck(1938) 

400,000 (1941) Acta Sanctorum. Volume 1, 1643 

500,000 (1946) Facsimile reprint of the Gutenberg Bible (1913-1923) 

600,000 (1949) Lunar Catastrophic History by Joseph Spurr (1948) 

(Volume 3 of his Geology Applied to Se leno logy) 

700,000 (1950) My Camera on Point Lobos by Edward Weston (1950) 

750,000 (1950) Maps of San Francisco Bay by Neal Harlow (1950) 

800,000 (1051) Strong Cigars and Lovely Women by John Lardner (1951) 

900,000 (1952) Beds, With Many Noteworthy Instances of Lying on. 

under or about Them by Reginald Reynolds (1951) 

1,000,000 (1953) California in 'Itl, Texas in '51 by Nicholas Dawson 
(ca 1901) 

Concerning the book chosen to be No 1,000,000, it is a narrative by 
possibly the last survivor of the overland journey of the California emi- 
grants of 1841, commonly known as the Bidwell Party. Dawson s account is 
among the most recent of such narratives, and contains some interesting com- 
ments on California life of the period Of the seven known copies of the 
book, ours is thought to be one of only two on the Pacific Coast, the other 
being in the State Library in Sacramento It is generally believed to have 
been printed in Austin, Texas in about 1901. 


Acquisitions Round Table 

The Library will hold an ' Acqui 
November 23, at 8 o clock, in BAE 12 
needs and program with primary emph 
humanities, The purpose of the disc 
staff to understand each other s pro 
future growth of the Library s colle 

Mr Powell will be the moderate 
will make introductory remarks. Fac 
T Swedenberg (Library Needs and Pro 
A. Danes (The Department of Art), Pr 
and Program in the Sciences), and De 
Engineering) Messrs Horn and Gord 
tions at UCLA; Their Strengths, Weak 
and Miss Rosenberg will discuss 'Pol 
tions Department.' There will be di 

Library staff are invited to at 

Visitors to the Library 

sitions Round Table next Monday evening, 
1, to discuss the Library s acquisition 
asis to be given to the sciences and 
ussion is to allow the faculty and Library 
blems better and to chart together the 

r of the round table, and Chancellor Allen 
ulty participants will be Professors Hugh 
gram in the Humanities), Professor Gibson 
ofessor Thomas L. Jacobs (Library Needs 
an Llewellyn M.K. Boelter (The College of 
on Williams will speak on 'Library Cbllec- 
nesses, and Future Plans,' and Mr. Brien 
icy and Practice in the Library Acquisi- 
scussion from the floor, 

Sir Edward C Bullard Director of the National Physical Laboratory, 
Teddington, Middlesex, England, visited the Geology Library, November 12. He 
is here for consultations with members of the Institute of Geophysics. 

Three European booksellers visited the Library last week Mr. V/illem A. 
Swets of Swets and Zeitlinger, Amsterdam, a sometime resident of Los Angeles 
and special student at Ud.A and father of two former UCLA students, on Novem- 
ber 9; Mr. Wouter J Nijhoff of the firm of Martinus Nijhoff, in the Hague, 
also on November 9; and Mr Richard Werner Dorn of the firm of Otto 
Harr assowi tz , Wiesbaden, on November 10. 

Mr. Heitor W. Studart Montenegro Assistant Professor of Horticulture, 
Escola Superior de Agriculture 'Luis de (^eiroz, Universidade de Sao Paulo, 
Brazil, is a frequent user of the Agriculture Library this semester. A spe- 
cialist in citrus horticulture he is engaged on a research project in this 
field His most recent publication, Citrus Growing in Brazil, appeared in 
the September issue of Citrus Leaves 

Mr Harry J. Krould Chief of the European Affairs Division of the Li- 
brary of Congress, consulted with Mr. Gordon Williams, November 9, concerning 
our holdings of ephemeral material in the social sciences, their extent, and 
the manner in which they are processed and made available to the public. 
Stanford s Hoover Library was the previous stop on Mr, Krould s itinerary. 

Among numerous visitors to the Geology Library during the Institute of 
Geophysics' s Technical Conference, November 4-5, and the 30th annual meeting 
of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, November 5-6, were Mr. 
Olaf Jenkins, Chief of the California Division of Mines, Prof Perry Byerly, 
Chairman of the Department of Geological Sciences on the Berkeley campus, and 
Mr John VI. Handin ( Ph . D , VCL.\, 1949), geologist for the Shell Research and 
Development Corporation, Houston, Texas. 

Mr Charles Haywood of the Department of Music, CVeens College, New 
York, visited the Department of Special (Collections, November 12, with Pro- 
fessor Wayland Hand. Mr. Haywood is the author of the Bibliography of North 
Amer ican Folklor e and Folksong. As a research fellow at the Huntington Li- 
brary., he is now studying musical aspects of Shakespearean drama. 

Dr. NO Baptiste . Professor of Physiology and Biochemistry of the 
Faculty of Medicine, University of Ceylon, was a visitor to the Chemistry 
Library, November 9 He is actively interested in building up the library 
materials in his own institution, and examined the U(XA collection with par- 
ticular care 

Mrs Ethel Hoerger Montgomery ^ a former staff member, and her baby son 
David Scott were recent Catalog Department visitors 

Miss Gertrude Chalmer s for 40 years a member of the University of 
Chicago Library staff, now a resident of Westwood, visited the Library, 
November 12 

Miss Kathleen Cans of Reading, Pennsylvania, and Miss Marjorie Loomis, 
of Forest Hills. Long Island, New York high school teachers who are touring 
the United States under their Ford Teaching Fellowships to study what use is 
made of folklore in schools, visited the Library with Professor Wayland Hand 
to see our Folklore Ciollection, on November 11. 


Miss Grace C. Briggs, Assistant Secretary of the Bodleian Library, now 
a Fulbright scholar at Claremont, and D' Leendert Brummel Librarian of the 
Royal Library at the Hague, visited the Library on November 16 with Librarian 
David Davies of Claremont. 

David Heron to Speak 

Welcoming back David Heron to the staff, the Library Staff Association 
will meet next Tuesday, November 24, at 4 00 p.m. in the Staff Room, to hear 
his comments and observations on overseas libraries. Mr. Heron returned to 
UCLA this month after spending the past year as Librarian at the American 
Embassy in Tokyo. 

December ^th is "Family Day" 

The Library Staff will extend i 
activities this year by 'adopting a 
as a Yuletide project. This will in 
chase of food, clothing, and toys fo 
which is in need of help. In order 
member may share more personally in 
the Social Committee of the Staff As 
asking for voluntary contributions o 
person Departmental secretaries ar 
as collecting agents for these contr 
Schurecht, in the Administrative Off 
donations from the branch libraries, 
drive for funds will be made from No 
December 4th. It should be emphasiz 
will be used for the family and not 
ty, (More news of that later! ) 

ts holiday 

needy family 
elude the pur- 
r a local family 
that each staff 
this activity, 
sociation is 
f 50i^ from each 
e asked to serve 
ibutions Renee 
ice, will receive 

This informal 
vember 23rd to 
ed that this money 
for the Staff Par- 


Among the newly- elected officers of the UC School of Libr ari anship 
Alumni Association are Andrew Horn, Vice-President and Presi den t -El ec t , and 
Ruth Doxsee, one of four Regional Representatives who will serve for a two- 
year term. Another of the Representatives is former staff member Geraldine 
Clayton, now of CL'. 

Defoe and Gill at the Clark 

Last July the Clark Library received its copy of Volume 49 of the 
British Museum s new General Catalogue of Printed Books, in which are in- 
cluded the entries for Daniel Defoe. In checking its Defoe holdings against 
those of the B.M , the Clark found that it holds 303 of the some 1200 items 
listed in the Catalogue. 

The British Museum s check-list was the work partly of Professor John 
Robert Moore, of the University of Indiana, the well-known Defoe scholar, 
who has been a frequent reader at the Clark Library. 

Evan R. Gill s Bibliography of his brother, Eric, published this year, 
has been a great help to the Clark Library in evaluating and organizing its 
Gill Collection. The Clark has 119 items among those listed in the biblio- 
graphy, and they can be broken down into those by Gill, those illustrated by 
him, and those either about him or to which he was a contributing author. Of 
the 54 items by Gill, the Clark has 44. Of the items illustrated by Gill, 
the Clark has 60, and of the remaining category the Clark has 15 items. 

■ Baxter L C P Shakespeare 

John Crosby, the New York Herald Tribune s sharp-witted television crit- 
ic, writes with enthusiasm about USC Professor Frank C. Baxter's Shakespeare 
courses on KNXT (see last Tuesday s Los Angeles Daily News) -- which, he says, 
has a higher popularity rating in this region than "See It Now' and "Kukla, 
Fran, and Ollie The Professor' s guest tomorrow will be L.C.P. 


Among Our Singers 

Anthony Greco sang in three concerts this week with the UCLA A Capella 
Choir, in Los Angeles and Pasadena, in the Philharmonic Orchestra's perform- 
ances of Igor Stravinsky's 'Symphony of Psalms," conducted by the composer. 

Article by L.C P. 

In 'Some Writing about Los Angeles, an article which appeared on the 
feature page of the Los Angeles Times on November 12, Mr. Powell surveys 
some of the writings of fiction which have best depicted "this chameleon 
city.' To those of us impatient for culture to put down its roots in this 
city which has existed as a metropolis for only half a century, he says: 
"Give her half a millenium and see what happens. She's a bit ailing at pres- 
ent. Smog veils her youthful beauty, Skid Bow is her ulcer, and traffic 
hardens her arteries, yet she is lusty and vital and still a growing girl." 

Staff Members in the North 

Miss Lodge and Mrs. Euler traveled north last week to visit several 
libraries, before going to Stockton for the Conference of the California 
Library Association. They put in first at Stanford, where they visited with 
Head Reference Librarian Joseph Belloli and Assistant Director of Libraries 
Elmer Grieder, and with Dr. Philip T. McLean and Mrs. Ruth Perry of the 
Hoover Library, 

At Berkeley they attended a conference on the University libraries' re- 
cently installed T\VX system, were guests (along with Miss Helen Blasdale of 
the Davis campus and Mr. David Davies of the Honnold Library of Claremont) 
at a luncheon at the Women s Faculty Club, with CU' s Messrs. Coney, 
Milczewski, and Voigt, and Mrs Worden, Mrs, Uridge, Miss Chandra, and Mrs. 
Norten; and they were fortunate in being able to attend the convocation held 
in the Greek Theater for King Paul and Queen Frederika of Greece. Berkeley 
hospitality was up to its well-known high standard 

Two more libraries they visited were those on the University's Davis 
campus and at Sacramento State College. The latter, they report, now boasts 
a beautiful "book ncbile in its foyer -- patterned after the University of 
Washington's now famous contraption 

Martin Thomas came to Stockton also for the C.L.A. Conference, as the 
Library's third representative. All three report that high points of the 
Conference were the adoption of a resolution in support of a code of stand- 
ards for public libraries, several effective panels and symposiums on the 
encouragement of reading, and the C.L.A Dinner and the Edith M. Coulter 
Lecture by Savoie Lottinville, Manager of the University of Oklahoma Press, 
on "Western Man and His Tradition.' They were especially pleased to see 
Miss Coulter herself at this dinner. 

Fuller reports on the Conference will be made soon by our three 

Pees on Er th 

Movements for spelling reform, shorthand, phonetics, and international 
languages were sometimes mixed together in the 19th century, as Miss Helen 
More realized recently, when she was classifying some early shorthand mag- 
azines. The following title is illustrative of this fact, representing as 
it does a remarkable collection of interests in one publication: 

The Speler Devoted (1) to the Warship and Luv ov the 
Lord God and Saivier Jesus Christ, as "The Aulmeiti" ... 
(2) The Kultiur ov the Relijus Leif and thairbei the 
Eks tenshon of the Kingdom ov God, or the Church 
konsisting ov au I hu wurship the Lord and keep His 
Komandments (3) The Invest igashon ov Spirit iual Tru'th; 
(U) Speling Reform (5) Shor thand: (6) Pees on Er'th. 

ASTIA Official to Speak Tonight 

Methods of reproduction and machines for library use will be discussed 
at a meeting tonight at 8 o clock of the Science-Technology Group of the 
Southern California chapter of the Special Libraries Association, at the 
Hand Corporation in Santa Monica. The visiting speaker on the panel will be 
Roy H. Chapman, Head of the Photo Duplication Department of the .^rmed 
Services Technical Information Agency, in Washington 

ALA' s Intellectual Freedom Issue 

The subject of intellectual freedom receives full treatment in the ALA 
Bulletin for November In addition to strong articles by William S. Dix, of 
Princeton, Leon Carnovsky, Morris Ernst, Senator R. C Hendrickson, of New 
Jersey, former Ambassador George F Kennan, and Congressman Emanuel Celler, 
of New York, and others, the issue contains some documentary materials on 
the freedom to read which are of particular importance to librarians and edu- 
cators. Among these is the "Statement of the American Bar Association on the 
Freedom to Read,' adopted by its House of Delegates, at Boston, last August, 
which contains the following eloquent passage 

"No group deplores more than we do conduct which prevents a citizen from 
candidly revealing his activities and views affecting the possible safety of 
his country when interrogated by proper authority. But if today we ban books 
on these grounds, tomorrow there will be others. The smoke of burning books, 
like the smell of midnight oil in the rewriting of history by Nazi or Soviet 
historians to make it more palatable to their regimes, offends American nos- 
trils. The place to stop is before the process begins American lawyers 
have sufficient confidence in the common sense of our people and the stabil- 
ity of our institutions to urge that we can and should keep them free.'' 

At Other Libraries 

The University of Minnesota Library has announced the dedication on 
October 30 of the James Ford Bell Room and its collection of manuscripts and 
rare books consisting of an almost complete set of original editions of the 
"Jesuit Relations,' written from 1632 to 1672 by Jesuits in Canada to heads 
of the order in France and other valuable Americana. A symposium on book 
collecting and scholarship and a Friends of the Library Dinner featured ad- 
dresses by Colton Storm of the Clements Library, Stanley Pargellis of the 
Newberry Library, Louis B Wright of the Folger Library, and Edward Weeks, 
Editor of the At lantic Monthly. 

A double dedicatory program is being held this week-end for the new 
library buildings of the University of GeorgicL, in .Athens (the 1 1 ah Dunlap 
Little Memorial Library), and the Georgia Institute of Technology, in Atlanta 
(the Price Gilbert Library). The three-day ceremonies include addresses by 
such library celebrities as Louis R Wilson, Jack Dalton, Ralph Ellsworth, 
Herman E. Fussier, Keyes D. Metcalf, Robert B. Downs, Verner W. Clapp, and 
Ralph R. Shaw. Presentations of both buildings are to be made by Governor 
Herman E, Talmadge 

School of Librarianship Report 

In his annual report for 1952-1953, Dean J Peri am Danton states that 
the UC School of Librarianship s June graduating class was the third largest 
in the School s history The most significant new development of the School 
was the inauguration, after a lapse of more than a decade, of a modest sum- 
mer session program The two-year Audio-Visual project, supported by the 
Carnegie Corporation, which was designed to discover desirable content in 
this field for the first-year curriculum, got under way during the year. And 
Dean Danton reports encouraging progress on the question of developing a 
doctoral program, which is under consideration by a Sub- commi ttee of the 
Graduate Council. 

Kentucky Poet in Beverly Hills 

Kentucky s Poet Laureate, J.T Cotton Noe, died last week at the age of 
89. and many Californians were surprised to learn that he had lived amongst 
us. in Beverly Hills, since 1934, the year he retired from his professorship 
in the University of Kentucky A year or so ago U of K Librarian Lawrence 
S. Thompson presented this Library with a copy of Noe s Brief Anthology of 
Kentucky Poetry (1936) when he discovered we did not have one 

DEC 9 ^^^' 





Volume 7, Number 5 

December 4 . 1953 

From the Librarian 

I shall be one of the UCLA delegation at Claremont tomorrow to partici- 
pate in CLA' s CURLS Meeting, and will be particularly interested to hear what 
Mr. Morn has to say about library education. 

Today I am lunching at the County Museum for a meeting of the Museum 
Associates Executive Committee- Other off-campus activities this week includ- 
ed a Zamorano Club Board of Governors' meeting on Wednesday followed by a 
dinner meeting at which Carl Dentzel, art and book collector of Northridge, 
spoke on Indian Art of the West. 

I was at the Southwest Museum last week for an interview with Director 
Hodge to gather more data for an article I am writing about him. It was the 
day after Thanksgiving, and the Museum was alive with schoolkids. 

On Monday the Library Committee met in my office to consider requests for 
sets purchases from the Reserve Fund, approve new subscriptions and hear Mr. 
Horn's progress report on the location of certain materials of interest both 
to the Law and the General libraries. 

On Tuesday before last I attended the biweekly meeting of the Chancellor's 

Administrative Council presenting and commenting on my annual report and on 

the plan for a Library School at UCLA. At the same meeting Dean Lee reported 

on the relations of the State Colleges and the University in the field of 
graduate studies. 

L.C P. 

Miss Michele Husson, who has joined the Photographic Service as a Senior 
Typist Clerk was employed with the Los Angeles Conservatory for two years. 

Miss Helen Louise Shaw has resigned her position of Senior Library 
Assistant in the Catalog Department in order to prepare for her coming mar- 
riage. She will make her hom.e in Chicago. 


Dr. Nas'.r al Hani of the Ministry of Education of Iraq, visited the 
Library on November 18. with Professor Clinton Howard and Miss Bedia Jamil, 
to examine the Library's collection of Near Eastern materials. 

Mrs. Dorothy Keller. Head of the Order Department of the University 
Library in Berkeley, and Mr. William B, Ready Chief Acquisition Librarian 
of Stanford University., came to the Library on f.ovember 23. Both attended 
the Acquisitions Round Table in the evening. 


Acquisitions Round Tab le 

The Acquisitions Round Table held on No/ember 23rd, in whi-h both faculty 
and Library staff participated, served to point out present weaknesses in the 
Library s collections in the sciences and humanities, and to indicate direc- 
tions of future growth. Librarian Powell, as moderator of the discussion, 
first introduced Chancellor Allen, who spoke briefly on the importance of 
ready access to research materials. 

Following Chan",ellor Allen's remarks, Associate Librarian Jiorn and Assist- 
ant Librarian Williams spoke on the problems in-olved m the development of 
library research collections (as compared with general and reference collec- 
tions). Professor Swedenberg of the English Department read a paper on the 
library needs of the humanities generally, indicating areas where UCLA is now 
weak, and the general program which should be followed in the future. Profes- 
sor Danes of the Art Department spoke on the collecting policy necessary for 
the Art Library, emphasizing the need fo'* a strong collection of photographs 
of paintings, sculpture, and architecture as a basic research tool. 

Professor Jacobs of the Chemistry Department spokeof library needs in 
the sciences, and emphasized the importance of journals to scientists as con- 
trasted with their lesser need for monographs, and surveyed generally the 
strength of UCLA jou-nal holdings in various fields covered by indexing and 
abstracting journals and compared these holdings with those of other institu- 
tions. Dean Poelter of the College of Engineering spoke of the inadequacy 
of present printed works in technology to convey either the accomplishments 
of engineers or their methods of work, and of the necessity for technology 
libraries to include such non-book records as blue-prints, photographs, and 
drawings, and of the problems involved in housing and processing the enormous 
bulk of these records. 

Richard O'Brien and Betty Rosenberg concluded the meeting with brief 
summaries of the technical aspects of acquisitions, and present practice in 
the Acquisitions Department. 

Staff Activities 

Andrew Horn has been chosen as one of the twelve elected delegates to 
the annual session of the CSEIA General Council, next February, in Los Angeles, 
represencing Chapter No. 44, 

Everett Moore has been appointed to the Committee on Intellectual Freedom 
of the California Library Association. 

Education Library Opened 

Readying of the new Education Library was the occasion for an open house 
on November 20 in the newly decorated and furnished branch library on the sec- 
ond floor of the Education Building, by Librarian Gladys Coryell and Miss Lor- 
raine Mathies and their staff. Library staff members and faculty expressed 
their admiration of the spacious reading rooms, reference and circulation desk, 
microfilm room, and Miss Coryell's of fi ce-wi th-a- view -of - the-mountains , and of 
the refreshments provided for the occasion 

Christmas Party 

The Library Staff Association's annual Christmas Party will be held on 
Thursday, December 17 from 2 30 to 4 30 p.m., m the Staff Room. The commit- 
tee on arrangements promises food, drink and entertainment, in about that 
orde r . 

Speaking of Christmas, the Staff Association reminds all members that 
today is the last day for their 50 cent contributions to the "Adopted Family" 
fund. The gifts purchased with these donations will be displayed in the Staff 


We 11 man Manuscript 

Paul I. Wellman has donated to the Department of Special Collection the 
original manuscript drafts, galley proof, and lay-ou", sheets of his latest 
novel. The Female (New York, Doubleday. 1953) for the Department's collec- 
tion of the manuscripts of twentieth -century authors. 

Our Oldest Donor 

The Library's most elderly donor at present is Mr. E B. Philbrook aged 
94, of Baldwin Park, who recently wrote to the Librarian to offer a de luxe 
copy of the Rubaiyat , illustrated by Elihu Vedder. Invited to reveal more 
about himself than his age, Mr. Philbrook wrote that he has been reading books 
all his life, and especially since his retirement some 25 years ago after 
practicing medicine for 40 years. He attended Dartmouth College and Wesleyan 
University; and holds diplomas from two medical schools. So you see,' he 
says, that it is quite natural that I have read books''. Writing in a clear, 
strong hand, he added a P.S . 'At 94 my hand is a bit shaky." 

English and Music Seminars at the Clark 

Professor Hugh Dick's English 200 (Bibliography) seminar met at the Clark 
Library again this year, on November 3. In his discussion of the history of 
printing from Gutenberg to the present, Professor Dick used examples from the 
Library's collections, including a leaf from the Gutenberg 6 ^6 Z e Ttie Nurern 
berg Chronicle , Higden' s Polychronicon printed by Wynkyn de Worde, the Basker- 
ville uible. the Kelmscott Chaucer, the Doves Press Bible and the Grabhorn 
Press edition of Whitman s Leaves of G~ass. 

During the same week Professor Robert Nelson brought members of his 
seminar in Music Bibliography to the Clark. They examined a special exhibit 
of materials from the Library's collection of 17th and 18th century music and 

State Documents Meeting 

The meeting of documents librarians from state depository libraries in 
southern California, at the North Long Beach Branch Library, on October 30, 
which Miss Gray attended both as a documents librarian and as a member of the 
CLA State Documents Committee, considered su:h questions as whether there are 
too many depositories and whether libraries are aware of their responsibilities 
as depository libraries. Mr M. L. Blanchard. Supervising Administrative 
Analyst of the State Department of Finance, and Miss Evelyn Huston, Documents 
Librarian in the State Library, were present to discuss these matters with the 
librarians, particularly with reference to the maintenance of necessary econom- 
ies in the depository system and to the establishing of basic standards for 
depository libraries. 

Luncheon for Colonial Attache 

On November 16, Mr Horn represented the Library at a luncheon given by 
Chancellor Allen in honor of Mr. Archibald Campbell, Colonial Attache of the 
Embassy of Great Britain in Washington, and Dr. Nasir al Hani; Director of 
Scientific Missions of the Ministry of Education, Iraq Present were Miss 
Bedia Jamil, Dean Paul A. Dodd, and Professors T. Bruce Adkinson, Clinton N. 
Howard, Dean McHenry, and Clifford P. Prator. Later in the week Dr. Hani 
met with Professor Howard, iiiss Jamil, and several members of the Library 
staff to discuss problems of acquiring Near Eastern materials for the Library. 

Luther Evans Bibliography 

Admirers of Luther H, Evans, now Director General of LT^ESCO, will be 
pleased to know that the Library of Congress has published a bibliography of 
his writings and addresses [Writings and Add-esses of Luther Harris Evans, 
Librarian of Congress . 19^5-1953) , a copy of which has been received by the 
Government Publications Room. This document will impress even those who have 
been most appreciative of Dr. Evans as a tireless and courageous leader in 
the profession of librarianship on the national and international scene. 


Conference on Library Education 

Tomorrow's meeting of the College University and Research Libraries 
Section of CLA (Southern Division) at the Honnold Library of Claremont Col- 
lege, will be featured by a panel discussion of Education for Librarian- 
ship", under the chairmanship of Miss Harriett Howe, Acting Director of the 
use Library School. Her panel members will be Andrew Horn, Miss Esther Hile, 
Librarian of the University of Redlands, and Mr, Beverley Caverhill, Librar- 
ian of the Los Angeles State College. At the luncheon, in Gibson Dining 
Hall, Pomona College, Miss Grace Briggs, Assistant Secretary of the Bodleian 
Library, will speak on Library Education in England". The general chairman 
of the day's program will be Sister Mary Regis, of Immaculate Heart College. 
She will call the opening business meeting to order promptly at 10 00 a.m. 

Air Repair 

This is the season for city dwellers in London, New York, Los Angeles, 
and we hear tell even in San Francisco and environs, to become concerned 
about the fog, smog, smaze, smurk, and just plain air pollution that bedevil 
them in these modern times. Since even the usually immune west side of Los 
Angeles was a victim last week, Johanna Allerding's references to smog- 
consciousness in her Engineering Library Information Bulletin for November 
seemed especially timely 

Miss Allerding suggests that some reading of history on the subject will 
show that we have an old problem on our hands which has called for much re- 
search in the past — at least as far back as the thirteenth century, when 
coal smoke was recognized as detrimental to health. She mentions John 
Evelyn's treatise of 1661 Fumifugium: or the Smoake of London Dis s ipated, 
in which he exclaims: 'That men whose very Being is Aer, should not breath 
it freely when th'sy may; but condemn themselves to this misery is strange 
stupidity ." 

A modern historical account of the matter is to be found in Arnold 
Marsh's Smoke; the Problem of Coal and the Atmosphere (London, 1947). Cur- 
rent information about smog research is reported in such publications as 
Air Repair; a Quarterly Journal Devoted to Air Purification (published by 
the Air Pollution Control Association, Pittsburgh). Though its title sounds 
like something out of ' Pogo", this journal actually contains serious articles 
such as Some Unique Aspects of Air Pollution in Los Angeles." And there 
are surveys of what is being done to cope with present-day problems in crit- 
ical areas, as in 'Air Pollution Activities; What Universities, Colleges, 
Research Institutes, and Laboratories Are Doing" (Mechanical Engineering, 
September 1953) . 

Are you breathing more easily now? 


There are two sorts of universities in the United States. Those fi- 
nanced by the State are modestly endowed: the buildings are sometimes poor, 
the professors sometimes badly paid. . The most distinguished professors 
flock to the great private institutions. Financed by wealthy patrons, by 
gifts and legacies, these have magnificent buildings and campuses . This 
result is a paradox; poor students who wish to study get mediocre teaching 
on account of their social status; the soundest and most brilliant instruc- 
tion is offered to those who are richer and who sometimes care least about 
intelle:tual quality." 

From Amer-ca Day by Day, by Simone de 
Beauvoir (Grove Press, 1953) 

Resuscitation of Mss 

Aspiring but so far rejected, authors take note Love Notes, issued 
by the University of Nebraska Library (The Love Memorial Library) Staff 
Association, in its issue for October 20, 1953, reports that the successful 
author, Louise Baker, advises that manuscripts may be ironed and so made 
presentable for always one more journey to a possible purchaser. 

Russian Pre Fortynmer m California 

Al Markov travelled through Eastern Siberia, Alaska, and California 
more than a hundred years ago. Mrs. Tatiana Keatinge reports that we have 
two of his articles describing these travels in the magazine, Bus ^kaia 
Slovesnos t in 1849. In the account of his visit to California on a Russian- 
American Trading Company ship Markov states that he landed at Yerba-Buena 
(Verboboino in his transliteration of the Spanish name) and went on to see 
what San Paulo [San Pablo] was like. There were then only seven families 
living there, each having a neat, separate house surrounded by vegetable and 
flower gardens. The walls were bright with the red peppers drying in the sun. 

Next noted in his article is the delightful time that was had by all as 
the ship's captain gave a party for the Spanish residents of Yerba Buena, It 
was a terrific success and was repeated as the Spanish welcomed those from 
the ship to their own a few days later. 

Between parties Markov went about his business of procuring vegetables 
and fruit for the ship as well as for the headquarters of the trading company 
in Sitka, Alaska. These he bought from San Claro [San^La Clara?] residents, 
"26" miles from Yerba Buena along the San Francisco Bay, San Claro is beau 
tifully situated, he reported. The rolling green hills dotted with oaks and 
the higher mountains m the distance impressed him, as well as the peaceful 
stillness, and the happy, carefree life of the Cal i f orni ans ! But Markov 
complained that the howling of the coyotes interrupted his sleep that night. 

The next day he returned to his ship with the produce and was granted 
liberty to visit Monterey, '250" miles away. He took a vaquero for a guide 
and set out along the San Francisco road on horseback. Leaving the city 
they found themselves on a wide green meadow crossed by bridle paths. After 
riding along for ten miles they came to three houses inhabited by two Spanish 
families. They continued their trip through oak and bayleaf glens, noting 
the smoke from Indian camps along the coast, until they came to Monterey. 
The goods in the stores there were terribly expensive, Markov declares, be- 
cause of the government taxes on them. He was not impressed with Monterey, 
and returned to his ship in time to learn that they were to sail to get 
change for their company's note (5,000 piastres or 25,000 roubles), as such 
a large sum was not to be obtained in California. They were to try the 
town of Mazatlan (Massatlan), 

They rounded point Lucas without adventure, reached Mazatlan — the first 
Russians to come there. The banker there was .gracious enoug.i to change their 
note without charge siiicp ti is was the first time he had dealt with the 
Russian American corojany, and .it hoped that iurther business would come along 
his way. He even threw a huge party for them. 


Perusers of the booklists this fall may have detected a preoccupation 
of some of the scholarly presses with the way members of the animal kingdom 
disport themselves. Thus we see that the University of California Press and 
their trans .Atlantic counterpart, the Cambridge University Press, have re- 
cently brought out the following tempting books 

Insects Close Up: A Pictorial How Animals Move; the Royal In- 

Guide fo' the Photographer and Col st itution Christmas Lectures, 1951. 

lector. By Edward S. Ross. Univer- By James Gray. Cambridge University 

sity of California Press, 1953. $1. 50 Press, 1953. 16s 

Dr.. Ross... is well on his way Lectures originally delivered 
to becoming America's No. 1 insect to a juvenile audience in England, 
photographer. He specializes in explaining the machinery of animal 
close up pictures of normal living movement in general and then exam- 
insects flying walking, running, ining in detail the way in which 
eating, drinking, fighting, mating, many animals, fishes, birds, and in 
and anything else that an insect sects perform different motions.' 
does". (Arthur C. Smith, in the San {Publishe'- s Weekly. October 24, 
Francisco Chronicle. October 25, 1953 ) 1953.) 

A welcome relief — for the moment — from studies of man and his current 


R,L.C. on Theater Libraries 

In an article on Libraries of Entertainment in the United States of 
America ' in Libri (Copenhagen), Volume 4, Number 1, Robert L. Collison ob 
serves that the main centers of libraries specializing in this subject are 
in New York and Los Angeles, and refers to the Theatre Library Association's 
chapters as forming a Pakistan of library associations," which flourish in 
spite of their separation by several thousands of miles. Referring to the 
establishment of such libraries in universities, Mr. Collison mentions that 

special departmental libraries on entertainment are being built up, such as 
that on the theatre at the University of California at Los Angeles (a state 
university), or that on opera at the University of Southern California (a 
private institution) " 

Staff Specialization at Illinois 

A special Library Staff Specialization Plan' was put into operation 
last year by the Library of the Chicago Undergraduate Division of the Uni- 
versity of Illinois, according to the 7th Annual Report of the Librarian, 
David K. Maxfield. Based in part" he writes, upon certain ideas origi- 
nally set forth by the one time librarian of Williams College [Peyton Hurt] 
this plan provides for closer liaison between the Faculty and the Library. 
Selected individual library staff members have been assigned to give spe 
cial attention to the library problems of each subject area, working close-, 
ly with the Librarian and with faculty committees in each of the several 
colleges and other major academic divisions at U.I C" 

LC Discovered 

Nothing is harder to write well than autobiography. The person re- 
vealed is often quite different from what the writer intended. Sincerity 
is not achieved simply by wishing Clumsy language can blur and distort 
the purest wish When sincerity, style, range of experience and depth of 
sympathy come together in autobiography, the result is a lasting book, I 
do not insist that Harvey Fergusson' s Home in the Vie:* is a great and last- 
ing book. I defer to posterity in this. Published in 1944 and subtitled 

An Inquiry into My Origins", it is a moving account of the author s child- 
hood and youth in Albuquerque and then college in Virginia. Later his 
Congressman father got him a patronage job folding and stuffing Congression 
speeches while he attended night Law School. Now read what a library did 
to Harvey Fergusson: 

'The first useful discovery I made in Washington was the Library of 
Congress. By reason of my father's official position I had both the run of 
the stacks and the privilege of taking books home, Now for the first time 
I experienced books as an adventure and study as a passion, following in- 
terest where it led among millions of volumes I had always found it hard 
to read what I was told to read. Most of the world's best literature I had 
found a bore. Now I tasted a dozen books for one I devoured, taking just 
what nourished my need or mood of the moment. I rediscovered the simple 
fact, which most of formal education tries to ignore, that all intellectual 
nourishment depends upon appetite. The rest of learning is mere animal 
training, like that of a horse learning to dance, or a soldier to drill. 
An education is something that takes place inevitably when a genuine intel 
lectual curiosity and a major library come together. The Library of Con 
gress was the beginning of my true education. For ten years I was to range 
those seemingly endless shelves. I am indebted to them for a large part of 
all that has found a lasting place in my mind.' 


UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office. 
Editor: Everett Moore Contributors to this issue: William E. Conway, 
David W. Heron, Andrew H. Horn, Tatiana Keatinge, Ralph Lyon; Jr , Elsie 
F. Unterberg, Florence Williams, Gordon Williams. 


From the Librarian 

Nomination for A.L.A. President- Elecc of John D. Henderson (Los Angeles 
County Public Library) and John S, Richards (Seattle Public Library) is 
proper recognition of their contribution to 1 ibr ari anship and of the west 
coast to the strengthening of the profession. Either of the Johns will make 
an excellent president, Richards is a former Californian, having been Assist 
ant Librarian on the Berkeley campus, T have a closer knowledge of Henderson's 
work — he was Kern County librarian, State library field worker, and has been 
our County librarian since 1947 — which leads me to believe that he has the 
edge over Richards as the stronger candidate. Hence T shall vote for John 

I have seen Henderson in various situations in all of which he has re- 
vealed qualities of courage, integrity, good humor and diplomacy. He believes 
in books and continually demonstrates this belief by reading them. He has the 
common touch, and his recent work with the A.L.A. 's American Heritage project 
revealed his understanding of and devotion to the principles of true American- 
ism. His co-chairmanship with Harold Hamill of our A.L.A. Conference last 
summer further demonstrated his ability for getting others to share his own 
capacity for hard work. All of which leads me to say Henderson for President! 

Calls to professional teaching are on the increase among us. Mr. and 
Mrs. Moore were the first to go. Now Miss Coryell has just completed arrange- 
ments to give a five-week workshop in school librarianship next June at the 
University of Arizona. 

A good principle of administration is that organization should not lag 
too far behind operation. I have accordingly enlarged che group known as the 
Heads which meets weekly in my office to formulate and interpret administra- 
tive policy. Tt has included the five department heads, the associate and 
assistant librarians, and the administrative assistant. In the scope of their 
public services, on and off campus, and their problems of processing and 
personnel, two of the branch libraries have become units of equal importance 
with General libiary departments. T have therefore named Biomedical Librarian 
Louise Darling and Engineering Librarian Johanna Allerdmg as co-equal members 
of the Heads group, Tt is a group in search of a new name. Librarian's con- 
ference, or Libco, is my preference. 

The Leigh Survey of Library Education in California has been released by 
President Sproul, and has been sent to library schools throughout the country 
and to California libraries which participated in the survey. There is a 
copy in my office for staff reading. 

On Tuesday morning I attended the biweekly Chancellor's Administrative 
Council Meeting, and on Wednesday Mr. Horn; Professor Tom Jacobs and I met 
with the Chancellor to discuss library book budgets. 

Recent visitors to my office include University Explorer Hale Sparks and 
his Assistant, Chandler Harris; Homer Halvorson, former librarian of Johns 
Hopkins University; Mr, and Mrs. Willem Oudegeest of the Hague; Professor 
R. B Lenaerts of Louvain University; f^ene Williams, former Bruin basketball 
s tar. 

As we have done in past years we are spending Christmas with my wife's 
parents near Red Bluff in the upper Sacramento Valley, in the lee of Lassen 
and within sight of Shasta, leaving behind us a Merry Christmas to all and 
a forward look to a year of peace and plenty of service. 



Lloyd Eugene Rozeboom , medical entomologist and Professor of Parasitology 
in the School of Hygiene and Public Health of Johns Hopkins University, vis- 
ited the Agriculture Library briefly, on December 10, after addressing a campus 


session of the Entomological Society of America's annual convention. He 
spoke on ''Speciation in Mosquitoes '^ a subject in which he is a specialist. 

Frank S, Hudson, well known California petroleum geologist, was shown 
the Geology Library by Professor Cordell Durrell, on December 8. A Berkeley 
alumnus (Ph.D., 1920), Dr. Hudson has been for a number of ysars a generous 
donor to the geological collections on the Los Angeles campus. 

George Wallace Kidder, Professor of Biology and Biochemistry at Amherst 
College, visited the Chemistry Library, December 1. after conducting a guest 
seminar in the Chemistry Department. 

Rene 6= Lenaerts, Professor of Musicology and Modern History at the 
Catholic University of Louvain, was shown through the Library on December 8, 
by Professors Walter Rubsamen and Robert Nelson of the Department of Music. 

Frank Lloyd, member of the Secretariat of the Kenya Colony, British 
East Africa, was brought to the Library by Professor Clinton Howard, on 
December 10. He is studying agricultural extension programs in this country 
under a six-month traveling fellowship grant. 

Zoologists Melville H. Hatch, ^ of the University of Washington, and 
Morns T. James, of Washington State College at Pullman, were shown the Agri- 
culture Library, December 11, by Professor John N. Belkin. 

Christmas Party 

The Library Staff room yesterday resounded with gay Yuletide cheer, 
punctuated by community caroling, and the serving of hot cider punch and 
decorated cookies. The true Christmas spirit was particularly inspired by 
the tasteful display of gifts purchased by staff contributions for our 
' adopted" Christmas family. Special acknowledgement for making all this 
possible nust go to Lorraine Mathies's Social Committee, consisting of Ray 
Brian, Mary Cobb, Margaret Self, Sumiko Shirafuji, and Theo Sutton. 

S. A. Membership Drive 

The annual Staff Association Membership Drive will start in January. 
Dues are still only 50 cents a year. New staff people are urged to join, 
and current members to renew their membership. Details on the plans and 
purposes of the Staff Association will be given in the next issue of the 
L ibrar lan. 

Vanishing Vermin 

An entomological sidelight on the million volume mark at UCLA is the 
discovery by Mr Roy Pence, Principal Laboratory Technician in the Depart- 
ment of Entomology, that that unwelcome species of bibliophile, Lepisma 
saccharina, is no longer with us. Better known as silverfish, these gusta- 
tory booklovers were much in evidence before World War II; during the last 
two weeks Mr. Pence, using a trap of proven effectiveness, has hunted in 
vain for them in their one-time haunts in the lower reaches of the. stacks. 
There, in days gone by. they gorged themselves on the glue in labels and 
binding; today, with an almost unlimited food supply, they are apparently 
extinct. Mr. Pence attributes this state of affairs to the efforts of Mr. 
Arnold Mellis, author of Handbook of Pest Control, the standard text on this 
subject, who conducted many experiments with silverfish control here in 1940 
and 1941, and to the invention of chlorinated hydrocarbons (the DDT series) 
now effectively used by campus Pest-Controller Ray Link 

Staff Publications 

Mr. Powell's paper on the theft of the Bay Psalm Book from our exhibit 
of Great American Historical Documents, on March 5, 1949, which he read at 
the American Library History Round Table last June, is published this month 
in the Wilson Library Bulletin under the title ' Stop Thief! A Nocturnal 
Episode in Library History". 

' As the Japanese View Our Overseas Libraries", is the title of an article 
by Everett Moore which appeared on the Los An^^eles Tines editorial page on 
December 9. It was an adaptation of his article, "Meac'ion Overseas", in 
the ALA Bulletin for last October. 

Breakdown on Defoe 

As an example of how misleading figures can be, we cite our recent tabu- 
lation of Defoe items at the Clark Lib. ary (UCLA L .b-a- an November 20). 
We claimed (and correctly) that the Clark had 303 of some 1200 items listed 
in the new British Museum Catalogue What we neglected to mention was that 
most of these 1200 items are other editions of the approximately 375 separate 
titles listed. Of these 375 separate items, the Clark holds nearly 225. 
(About 75 items of our total consisted of other editions ' also). Viewed in 
this light our holdings are somewhat more impressive! 

Recent Branch Meetings 

The branch librarians held their November 12 meeting at the University 
Elementary School, and after disposing of their regular agenda were addressed 
by the UES Librarian Mrs. Winifred Walker, who discussed with them the func- 
tions of her special library and described . the arrangement of its varied 
materials, On December 3, the librarians met in the Engineering Library as 
Johanna Allerding s guests. Special note was taken at this meeting of Miss 
Allerding's new Engineering Library Info'ma* ion Bu'.lettn Visiting librarians 
were given a tour of the library before dispersing to their several corners 
of the campus. 

Phi Beta Kappa 

Members of Phi Beta Kappa on the library staff who have not affiliated 

with Eta Chapter, and who wish to do so, should get in toujh with the Chapter 

Treasurer, Harry T. Simons, in the Departmen>: of Business Administration. 
Annual chapter dues are $1.50. 

Meeting at Claremont 

The discussion at the Honnold Library in Claremont on December 5 on 
education for librarianship, at the meeting of the College, University, and 
Research Libraries Section, brought out some rather sharp and provocative 
disagreements among the participants, Mr. Beverly Caverhill, Miss Esther 
Hile, and Associate Librarian Horn, concerning four or five year courses, 
the importance or significance of certain advanced degrees, the necessity 
or desirability of academic status of librarians in colleges or universities, 
and the practical means which should be employed in recruiting candidates 
for librarianship. The moderator, Miss Harriett Howe, led this panel dis- 
cussion, following the business meeting at which the retiring chairman. 
Sister Mary Regis, turned over the chairmanship to Johanna Allerding. After 
the luncheon at Pomona College, Miss Grace Briggs, of the Bodleian Library, 
spoke delightfully of some of the characteristics of library edu-jation and 
training in Great Britain, and described the system by which standards have 
been established in libraries there. 

Visit From a Neighboring Librarian 

The Reverend Earl M. Jarrett, C.S.P, , of the Newman Club of UCLA 
recently called at the Reference Department to inspect the loose-leaf supple- 
ments of the Ca'ho I ic Encyclopedia ., to which the Library now subscribes, and 
the new Enc ic lopedia Cattolica, issued under the sponsorship of the Vatican, 
which is now nearing completion. Father .Jarrett revealed a special interest 
in libraries (he likes to think of himself as a librarian), and described 
the collection of several thousand volumes he has helped to form at the 
Newman Club, He invites all interested staff members to visit his library. 
Incidentally, in recalling that our set of Catholic Encyr lopedia originally 
came to UCLA back in 1927 as a loan from the Newman Club Father Jarrett 
asked us to consider this now as a gift. 

Student Congratulations 

The ASUCLA Cabinet and Legislative Council recently sent the Librarian 
the following message, through Student Body President Lew Leeburg: 


To Librarian Lawrence Clark Powell: 

"May we express our sincerest congratulations to you and your 
staff on the outstanding achievement of acquiring the one millionth 
volume for the UCLA Library We, as students in the process of 
gaining an education, realize the immense need for a library which 
houses books expressing all points of view and open to all students 
regardless of race, creed, or color. We recognize the library as 
being the major point on campus where democracy is in constant prac 
tice, where each man's opinions are given an equal opportunity for 
dissemination , 

We hope that volume number two million will not be long in 

'Also we would like to express a special vote of appreciation 
to our head librarian. Dr. Powell, for his contributions in making 
ours one of the outstanding libraries in the country." 

Exhibit of Japanese Printing 

Japanese printing is the theme of the exhibit now being shown in all 
cases and in the exhibit room. The emphasis is on very early and very late 
examples of Japanese printed materials, ranging from a specimen of the world's 
oldest known printing, a dharani, or paper prayer jharm, to modern color 
collotype reproduction, and covering a time span of approximately 1,200 
years, 770 A.D. to the present. Included are samples of photographic repro- 
duction in collotype, half tone and gravure, wood block, and stencil printing, 
as well as the more conventional letter press. There are some examples of 
modern limited editions, picture books and children's books, periodicals, and 
Japanese interpretations of Western technical and scientific works. 

Among the older materials are selections from Japanese classics. In 
addition to specimens of printing from the familiar movable blocks, there are 
also impressions made from single page blocks. An eighth century Japanese 
manuscript is included in the exhibit for contrast and comparison with the 
printed forms. On the walls of the exhibit room are photographic reproduc- 
tions of the murals of the Horyuji Kondo monastery, one of the national art 
treasures of Japan. Most of the materials for the exhibit were lent by 
Professor Richard C. Rudolph, of the Department of Oriental Languages, and 
Everett Moore, who collected them last year in Japan. 

Cooperative Microfilming of Newspapers 

A meeting to discuss the implementation of a regional cooperative pro- 
ject for the microfilming of newspapers was held in the Librarian's office 
one evening recently, at which Messrs. Andrew H. Horn, Wilbur J. Smith, 
Harry D. Williams, James V. Mink, Pete Kanonchoff, and Ralph Lyon, Jr., 
were present. 

Streetcar Campus 

UCLA, as we have long known, is virtually a streetcar campus". Accord- 
ing to a survey conducted recently by the University Housing Office, the 
average one-way travel to this institution for all students amounts to ap- 
proximately 59,000 miles daily, and costs about $31,000 a week. 

However, many students would rather not face daily the hazards and loss 
of time involved in long-distance commuting, as well as the ever increasing 
problem of parking. Over 4,000 of them indicated that they would accept 
board and room accomodations in University operated, on -campus residence 

Since 1952 there seems to have been a trend for more students to live 
at home rather than in rented rooms or apartments closer to campus. Still, 
the Library seems to be a much more enticing place in which to study than 
home or fraternity house, as evidenced by the Student Library Committee's 
clamor for more hours of service. It seems reasonable to expect that the 
shift toward a residence - type university might increase the need for more 
reading room space, too, and perhaps, cen some change in circulation pro 
cedures. Further, more students would be able to take advantage of precious 
non- circul ating research materials. 


But the evolution from '' streetcar to residence" is not exactly in the 
offing. What to do in the meantime — mobile library service' 

Golden Age in Los Angeles 

Ralph Mocine, a Los An 
78, had written Mr. Powell 
tioning of him in his Los A 
the illustrator of a story 
length in his letter about 
Angeles, and said that he w 
collection of stories by se 
duced by some of the artist 
by the University Library. ) 

'The first ten years o 
formed what might be called 
many aspiring young men and 

Mocine was a landscape 
with writers and artists li 
Luke North ("his real name 
and a real rebel") formed a 
Angeles concerned with the 


geles artist who died on November 30 at the age of 
on November 18 with reference to L.C P.'s men- 
ngeles Times article on Los Angeles fiction, as 
by Amanda Mathews. Mr. Mocine reminisced at some 
the first decade of this century here in Los 
as sending a copy of Cuentos de California, a 
veral local writers, and a few other items pro- 
ic folk of that period (These have been received 

f this century in Los Angeles," wrote Mr. Mocine 

a Golden Age' a most attractive period for 

women who savored its charm!" 

fainter, advertising artist, and naturalist who 
ke Olive Percival, Idah Meacham Strowbridge, and 
was James Griffes, a friend of Clarence Darrow 

part of " that very lively movement in Early Los 
arts ." 

A gentleman we know in Kansas recently received a postcard from a book 
dealer in Fort Smith, Arkansas, addressed to: 

Lawrence Clark Powell 
Director of Libraries 
University of Kansas 
Lawrence, Kansas 

When said L.C. P. could not be located in Lawrence, our friend forwarded 
it to a librarian of the same name he had known in Los Angeles. 

A few weeks earlier, the Postmaster of Boston, Massachusetts was con- 
fronted with a letter from BuchvertrieL Paul Rdsner, of Berlin W15, addressed 

University of California Library 
Boston / Mass. U.S.A. 

We got it. 

Stirring Up the Books 

"... that 
gratifyingly p 
Angeles campus 
Library within 
Huntington Lib 
Associate Prof 
on Oates' s Doo 
Smith, one of 
the William A 
piece about so 
search which g 
edition such a 
he shows , toge 
in interpretin 
the scholar ca 
discovering su 
In the CO 
interpreting o 
sources of the 

indispensable, a ready access to original materials, is most 
resent if you are fortunate enough to be working from the Los 
for in that case you have the University's Clark Memorial 
a half hour's drive, and still within reach, the Henry E, 
rary in San Marino." So testifies John Harrington Smith, 
essor of English at UCLA, in an article entitled ' The Babies 
rstep" in the December issue of Idea and Exper iment , Professor 
the many scholars on this campus who are engaged in preparing 

Clark edition of The Works of John D'yden, has written this 
me of the processes of literary detection and historical re- 
o hand in hand in the course of preparing an authoritative 
s the Dryden will be. The extraordinary resources of the Clark, 
ther with the modern reference works which need to be consulted 
g original materials, provide the kind of laboratory situation 
n flourish in, and Mr, Smith does not hide his excitement in 
ch a combination of facilities at the Clark, 
urse of a sleuthing job he has undertaken, for example, of 
ne of Dryden' s metaphors, he writes, "Here the rare-book re- 
Clark come once more into play. Shall you begin by looking 


into 'Culpeper's River lus?' Why not? The Clark has it! And in a moment 
you have it in your hands . ." 

Books, as a gentleman by the name of Milton once observed, are not 
absolutely dead things Not when a man named Smith gets them stirred up 
like this. 

Bancroft's Lost Letter 

Regent Edward A Dickson recently discovered in a forgotten file an un- 
published letter of Hubert Howe Bancroft, which he has described in an 
article in the Quarte'ly of the Historical Society of Southern California, 
for September The letter, dated June 10, 1916, was in answer to a request 
from Miss Ella Buchanan, the Los Angeles sculptress, for an expression of 
his views on the selection of a Californian to be honored with a statue in 
the Hall of Fame in Washington. The letter analyses a number of outstanding 
Californians as to their varying qualifications, and indulges in some biting 
comments on such figures as John C. Fremont Joaquin Miller, James Marshall, 
John A Sutter, and Bret Harte, refers unenthusiastically to Professor Joseph 
Le Conte ("a good enough man 'in his limited way") (If you want a college 
man, why not take the founder of the University, Henry Durant?"), suggests 
that Governor Hiram W. Johnson would have been a worthy choice except that 
he was still (fortunately) alive; and decides that the late Lieutenant 
Governor, John M, Eshleman, was the Californian most entitled to the honor. 

He speaks kindly of Thomas Starr King, who along with Junipero Serra 
was finally designated (in 1927) as a recipient of the honor. The letter 
possesses associa tional interest in that it was at Mr. Dickson's suggestion 
that Miss Buchanan had written her letter inviting Bancroft to express his 
views on the subject Mr. Dickson has presented the letter to the Bancroft 
Library in Berkeley and a copy of it to the UCLA Library. 

Immaculate Heart Library Science Program 

The Graduate Department of Library Science of Immaculate Heart College 
has announced its course offerings for the semester period, February 2 - 
June 9, 1954 Included are introductory courses to be given by Sister Mary 
Regis, Immaculate Heart Librarian, and Miss Ellen Shaffer, of Dawson's Book 
Shop, courses on Selection of Library Material for Adolescents, by Miss 
Jasmine Britton, formerly of the Los Angeles City Schools, Principles of 
Classification and Cataloging, by Mrs. Helen Earnshaw, and Audio Visual 
Services in School Libraries, by Sister Mercia. The announcement of the 
program states that the whole library science program has been planned to 
accomodate men and women who are employed and those who seek spare time 
cultural enrichment Courses, therefore, are offered in the late afternoons 
and evenings Instruction will also be offered during Summer Session., in 
June and July 

On Local Printing 

'Printing on the West Coast" is the title of an article by Eugene M. 
Ettenberg in the December issue of Am.e-ican Artist — first in a series of 
articles on regional printing. It is interestingly illustrated with cuts 
showing examples of work by some of our well-known designers and printers, 
and gives special play to the work of the University of California Press, 
Ward Ritchie, Grant Dahlstrom, Saul and Lillian Marks, and among others 
several local designers of recent University Extension leaflets. One of 
the items illustrated is the catalog of the UCLA Library's exhibit of 
Great Amerxcan Historical Documents , Manuscripts , and Books, in 1949. (It 
is wrongly cfedited to the University of California Press, for it was de- 
signed and printed by Ward Ritchie, Mrs. Gregg Anderson, and Joseph Simon, 
of the firm of Anderson and Ritchie.) This booklet, in spite of its having 
been prepared and printed in record time in order to meet the deadline of 
the exhibit's opening, remains an outstanding example of design, from one 
of the most successful of our local printers. 


More Pees on Er' th 

The Speler the 19th century magazine with the wide ranging sub title 
indicating its interest in the Wurship and Luv of God, Shorthand, and Pees 
on Er' th, as well as Speling Reform, which the Libra- ian reported on in the 
issue of November 20, is now found to have been edited by Sir Isaac Pitman, 
the shorthand inventor in his 83rd and 84th years — his last two. And 
Miss More has discovered that the New York Public Library's catalog of its 
shorthand collection states that All other copies except the [ones listed] 
and possibly one in the British Museum Library have been destroyed". The 
UCLA copy is evidently one that escaped suppression (presumably by Isaac's 
heirs) - 

Talent Not Appreciated 

A gentle word from librarian to absent minded patron is usually held 
to be sufficient reminder that for the good of all concerned, the rules must 
be observed — by all, We see no exception to this practise in the community 
near Represa, California, which publishes The Folsom Obse-ver, in which the 
following item appeared on November 19: 


Every once in awhile some man will browse through the library 
and become so deeply engrossed in the book or books he has selected 
that he wanders while he reads. This is truly a great talent inas- 
much as it shows the ability to concentrate thoroughly on a speci- 
fied item. 

However, the trouble is that sometimes these men, in their 
idle wandering, stroll out the door without checking out the books. 
Try to remember the necessity of checking these books out in the 
proper manner. 

TV Debut 

Catalogers recently recognized two of their colleagues on their tele- 
vision screens, when Marilyn Crum and Carole Bennett made their first TV 
appearances. Marilyn, who recognized the Mystery Man at the Westward Ho' 
Market, (and was rewarded with $5) received an invitation to appear on TV 
on December 2. She was interviewed by Jack Owens (for $20 more) in a 
program advertising Libby' s frozen foods. 

Carole, who, with her husband, spent five months last year in Panama, 
collecting animals and reptiles (including boa constrictors) for zoos and 
pet shops, appeared on "Pet Show Case" on December 5. With her were Jenni- 
fer, her pet coati mundi (sometimes called South American honeybear) and a 
baby squirrel monkey named John Francis. She answered questions about the 
Panama trip, the colored film and slides taken on the trip, and the import- 
ing business in which she and her husband are engaged. 

UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office. 
Editor: Everett Moore. Contributors to this issue: Anthony Greco, Jr., 
David W. Heron, Andrew H. Horn, Ralph Lyon, Jr., Paul M. Miles, Helen G. 
More, Helene E. Schimansky, Wilbur J. Smith, Miyeko Takita, Elsie F. 
Unterberg, Francis Brooke Whiting II. Cover desi/^n by William W. Bellin. 

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Volume 7 Number 7 

January 4 1954 

From the Librarian 

After returning from Christmas at Red Bluff, I spent the New Year week 
working on various matters pertaining to eastern commitments. 

Recently I was in Phoenix for research in the field and in the State Li 
brary. Another paper on F. W. Hodge required me to see the sites near Phoenix 
excavated by the Iiemenway Expedition in the 1880 s — the first organized digging 
party in the Southwest, and of which Dr. Hodge was the secretary. Although the 
general location was determinable, the exact sites have been obliterated by 
cultivation. There in the Salt River Valley the cottonwoods were burning with 
color, and trees of orange and grapefruit were heavy with gold and yellow fruit. 
Drought is general, from Phoenix to Los Angeles, and I gave some hard thought 
to Bernard de Voto' s "The West: Boom or Bust?' in a recent issue of Collie' s 

I found the State Library a good place to work. Mr., Winsor was out of 
town, but Mrs, Good, Mrs, Cooley, and Mr. Miller were friendly and helpful. 
I had long heard of the Library s file of Arizona newspapers. It is well cared 
for and thoroughly indexed — truly one of the State's greatest assets. 

I was not able to see more than the outside of the new Public Library — a 
true community center with a Little Tlieater, and an art gallery to come — but 
was pleased by its sleek lines and bright colors. 

The sight that moved me the most however was that of the Arizona Biltmore, 
one of Frank Lloyd Wright s finest buildings, huge yet airy, gray-green in color, 
and set in a wide orchard of orange., pepper, eucalyptus, palo verde, and other 
trees . 

Bookstores? In one I found nothing for the Library, but two books for 
myself: Paul Annixter s Swiftwater and C'-azy Wsathe- a Colorado River novel 
by Charles McNichols, long out of print and hard t •, find. 

Although she retire 
Carhart, whose sudden de 
on a biography of Oscar 
libraries during the pas 
by a visit of Colonel H. 
offered Miss Carhart use 

On her last visit t 
London and Dublin and as 
capital, where Oscar was 
her nature joyous, and s 
had always done through 
and colleagues. We in t 


d from teaching several years ago, Professor Margaret 
ath two weeks ago shocked many of us, was hard at work 
Wilde, reading and writing at both Clark and General 
t SIX months. She had been particularly encouraged 

Montgomery Hyde, Wilde authority, who generously 

of his source materials in London, 
o my office she was excitedly planning a trip to 
ked for my impressions of Merrion Square in the Irish 

raised. Right up to the last her health was good, 
he was living with books tiie best of all lives, as she 
long years of successful communication with students 
he libraries will miss her. 


President elect Owen Meredith Wilson of the University of Oregon, visited 
the Libraries on December 15, in the company of Dean Paul A. Dodd. 


M' . Yusuf Sidd.q-' news editor of the daily Jang Karachi, Pakistan, 
came to the Library with Professor Clinton Howard, on December 19, and was 
shown the collections by Wi Ibui J. Smith. 

M's. Thelma Ja-kman, Head of the Social Science Department of the Los 
Angeles Public Library, and M.sses Ma~ga et Blum and Adalia Haass also of 
LAPL, visited the Education and the Institute of Industrial Relations Li 
brarics on December 10. Mrs. Jackman is making a survey of the library 
facilities of the Los Angeles area in the fields of education and labor 
re lat ions . 

Mr. Antonio Ejercito, Director of the mosquito control program of the 
Philippine Department of Health, and M-. Harvey Scudde^ of the U.S. Public 
Health Service Communicable Disease Center, in Fresno, were shown the Agri- 
culture Library, on December 14, by Professor John N. Belkin. 

Mr. Leslie I. Poste, Director of the School of Libr arianship in the 
University of Denver, and Mrs. Poste, called at the Library on December 22. 

"Be Prepared to Join!" 

President Jeannette Hagan of the Library Staff Association announces 
that the annual membership drive will start on Friday, January 8. Every 
staff member is urged to join or to renew membership. For the 50(^ in annual 
dues, Miss Hagan points out, you participate in and benefit by the activi 
ties of the Staff Association — coffee hour, staff programs, social events 
(such as the Christmas party and the 1 000.000th book celebration), sending 
of CARE packages, staff room bookshelf, and other enterprises. The purpose 
of the Staff Association can be quoted directly from its cons tit utionr 'Sec. 
2, Object Its object shall be to advance the common interests and profes 
sional standards of its members: to encourage individual and professional 
development: to foster a spirit of cooperation and fellowship; and to further 
the objectives of the Library in the University program. 

'On or shortly after January 8 your membership will be solicited by your 
department or branch representative. Be prepared to join! This drive is 
being conducted by Hclene Schimansky's Membership Committee composed of 
Roslein Auf der Heide, Kathleen Bush, Ruth Doxsee, Betty Nelson, Carol 
Spaziani, Connie Strickland, and Miyeko Takita. 

Notes from LC 

Mr. Krassovsky s Repo'-t for the Academic Year 1952 1953 of the Library's 
Slavic collection is noted favorably by Fritz T. Epstein in the Library of 
Congress Information Bulletin for December 7. The same issue also contained 
an article on our addition of the one millionth book, and quoted exerpts from 
the L\b~a'ian s article on the recent celebration of the event. 


Rabbi Harvey 3. Franklin, of Long Beach, who is doing some research in 
gerentology, has sent the Librarian the following note of appreciation: 

You have been gracious, beyond anticipation, in cooperating with me and 
my research work for our Long Beach City College. In biblical language, I was 
a stranger and you so kindly took me in. This connection with our university 
in which I first began my educational study, is valued most highly by me. I 
have just written my sister in Chicago of the happy experience. She, as I told 
you, is Vice President of the Chicago Public Library Board. I knew Mr. Rodin 
there very well, but I have not met the new Librarian.. . Incidentally a lad 
whose name is Preston Hold, I think, also won my admiration for his courtesy 
and helpfulness 

Bellin Transformed 

Those who attended the recent Theater 170 performance of Tobias and the 
Angel' were astounded to see the once gentle Bill Bellin in the role of the 
demon Asmoday — a spirit so evil as to be deflected from his foul intent 


only by no less a personage than the Archangel Raphael himself. A disturbing 
experience for those who knew Bill the way he was, 

A Dramatic Quinsey 

According to a playbill from the University of Kansas, Geoffrey Quinsey, 
ten-year old son of our former Undergraduate Librarian, Robert Q, recently 
played the role of Ptolemy, the boy king of Egypt, in a production of Shaw s 

Antony and Cleopatra ' 'Geoffrey will be remembered by K,U. audiences,'' the 
program says for his performance in last season's production of The Well, 

The Norman Douglas Collection 

The Library's Norman Douglas collection has been growing slowly since 
1948, when it was started with the gift by Mrs. Leon Gelber of her late hus- 
band's collection. With regard to the books in McDonald's bibliography, it 
has not been hard to fill out the collection, except for those little mono- 
graphs known as Mate-. air for a Description of Capri 

Acquisitions Here and There 

Several notable acquisitions by other university libraries have recently 
been announced. 

At Berkeley, according to CU ews for December 3, the personal corres 
pondence of Gertrude Atherton, S'li Francisco novelist and dean of American 
women writers until her death in 1948, has been presented to the Bancroft 
Library by the author's daughter, Muriel Atherton Russell of San Francisco, 
The Gertrude Atherton materials represent much of her most important corres- 
pondence, and such prominent names as Erskine Caldwell, Rupert Hughes, Edgar 
Lee Masters, Kathleen Norris, Upton Sinclair, Ida M. Tarbell and Stewart 
Edward White figure in the material. Among the manuscripts in the gift are 
her autobiography Adventures of a Novelist (1932), The Jealous Gods (1928). 
The Sophisticates (1929) and two later works devoted to her beloved Bay Area 
region. Golden Gate Count~y (1945) and My San F'^ancisco (1946). The prolific 
California writer, who produced some 60 books, was awarded a doctor of laws 
degree by the University in 1937. 

The University of Kansas has announced in Books and L .b^a^ \es at the 
ilniver s ity of Kansas for November, the acquisition of two important collec- 
tions. One is the purchase of the scientific puxtion of a library formed by 
a late Kansas Professor, Thomas Jefferson Fi;zpa tri ck, a collection which is 
particularly strong in early American botany. Director of Libraries Vosper 


reports the acquisition as one of those fortunate purchases that immediately 
bring distinction and research importance to the University Library" 

The other important announcement out of Kansas is the acquisition of the 
James Joyce library of James Fuller Spoerri of Chicago. At a celebration on 
the occasion of the acquisition, Mr. Spoerri gave a lecture at the University 
on James Joyce and His Books", and the Library exhibited the 687 items in 
his collection. Mr. Herbert Gaboon, of the New York Public Library wrote in 
Books and Libraries that 'the acquisition by the University is a tribute to 
the initiative of the Librarian and one of the fruits of his wide acquaint 
ance among collectors". 

The Hopkins Press, 1878- 

During the last 75 years, 35 major university presse 
States have published close to 18,000 titles. Their annu 
to over 4,000,000 volumes. They issue two types of publi 
works for the specialist and books for the layman in whic 
their findings. In a civilization that has come to depen 
ment and dissemination of research as a prerequisite for 
university press fills an indispensable role. 

The function of the university press has recently be 
article in the December issue of the Johns Hopkins Magazin 
attention to the anniversary of the lopkins Press. This 
is America's oldest university press^ and prototype for t 
have followed. Today it publishes eight scholarly journa 
of 30 books a year, about half of which are by the facult 
University. Its catalog lists some 1,200 titles in print 
volumes crowd its storeroom, some of them slow to move du 
of publication, but many still moving 30 years later in r 

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first to put into practice the broad purpose of the moder 
the words of the first president of Johns Hopkins, Daniel 
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UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office. 
Editor: Everett Moore. Contributors to this issue: Paul M. Miles, George 
Scheerer, Wilbur J. Smith, Elsie F. Unterberg. 





Volume 7, Number 8 

January 15, 1954 

From the Librarian 

Formal announcement of my appointment is being made today by Columbia, 
and I am free to do likewise in this publication. Since the unofficial word 
to the staff, I have been preparing for a class in Theory of Library Adminis- 
tration and a seminar in Major Issues Confronting University and other Research 
Libraries. I leave for New York on January 27 

This afternoon several of us are visiting the new Los Angeles County Law 
Library as guests of its librarian, Forrest Drummond. The fabulous building 
is described elsewhere in this issue. 

Last week Mr. Horn and I visited County Librarian John Dale Henderson and 
saw the refurbished headquarters of a far-flung branch system, then lunched 
with him and City Librarian Harold Hamill. 

As a new member of the Zamorano Club Mr. Horn took part at the January 
meeting in a panel discussion on Europe. 

A week ago today I was in San Francisco to speak once again to the 
Browning Society, this time on music and poetry, following which I picked Mr. 
Coney's brain for ideas for my seminar, dined with Mrs. Sydney Mitchell, then 
caught the Oakland Lark for home. 

At a recent meeting m my office I presented pins to 27 members of the 
staff with records ranging from more than thirty to ten years' service. 

It IS nearly ten years since Steel Robson, my bookish student assistant 
in the Acquisitions Department and the Shipping Room, was killed m the Battle 
of Leyte Gulf. His mother and father gave the Library Steel's own small li- 
brary and each year they have made a gift of money to buy books in his memory. 

Steel wanted to be a writer. He was a big lad, a discus thrower on the 
Bruin team, and there was the same controlled energy in all he said and did. 
Each year I have used the fund to buy a few books of prose and poetry in 
Steel's memory, books that I know he would have relished. We used to talk 
books on our lunch hour, down there in the shipping room now run so well by 
Gabe Cossaco, and I remember what Steel liked then and can only guess at what 
he would be liking now. 

This is only one of quite a few similar memorials we have: the mother 
of the late Thomas Gill Gary, former graduate student in Psychology, has 
recently presented some of the books in his collection; Professor Claude Jones 
has kept the memory of Paul Turner green by constant gifts of books. And in 
the mosaic of a million volumes these modest bits have their own shining place. 

L.C P. 


Mrs. Marcella Law visited the Government Publications Room on December 
30 to examine the files and arrangement of the room, preparatory to establish- 
ing a documents collection in the Immaculate Heart College Library, where she 
is Serials Librarian. 

Mr. Freder ick B, Shroyer, Assistant Professor of English at Los Angeles 
State College, was a recent visitor to the Department of Special Collections. 

Miss Evelyn Huston, Supervising Documents Librarian, California State 
Library, and President - elect of the Alumni Association of the U. C. School of 
Librananship, discussed alumni affairs with the Vice-pres ident- elect , Andrew 
Horn, on December 30. 

Mr. Eugene Hinks ton, of the Department of History, University of Southern 
California, visited the Library, January 2. 

Mr. Samy Kayyali, distinguished Syrian author and Chief Librarian of 
Syria, examined the Library collections, January 12, in the company of Profes- 
sor Clinton Howard and Miss oedia Jamil. 

Visitors to the Catalog Department have included Miss Madonna Wiese, 
former member of the department who plans to establish a dressmaking shop in 
La Jolla soon, and another former member, Mrs. Pat Campbell and her husband. 
Bill, both of whom are students in the Library School at Berkeley. 

/vn Incunabulum for Biomed 

The Biomedical Library s first incunabulum, which has just been received 
as a new year's gift, is a copy of Dioscor ides ' s De Materia Medica, printed at j 
Colle in Tuscany by Johan von Medemblich, in 1478, So far as can be determined^ 
this IS the only title extant from this press. Stillwell's Incunabula and | 

Amer icana lists six copies in the United States 

Dioscorides, a Greek army surgeon in the service of Nero, originated the 
materia medica with his description of 600 odd plants and plant principles, 90 
of which are still in use today. For 1600 years his compilation was regarded 
as the highest authority in the field The Colle printing of the work was 
made from a manuscript of one of the two medieval variants of the sixth century 
Latin translation. 

This rare and important book was presented to the Library by Mr. Kenneth 
Kingsley of Arcadia. 

William Pickering and Hermann Zapf 

William Pickering and 19th Century Publishing will be the subject of an 
exhibition to be shown in the exhibition room, the main reading room, and the 
entrance foyer from the 17th of January through the end of February. The 
Pickering Collection, acquired by the Library in the summer of 1953, supple- 
ments the Sadleir Collection of 19th Century Fiction, for Pickering published 
largely English authors and the classics. But its chief interest lies in 
Pickering's own importance as an influence on the commercial book production 
of the early Victorian era. It was his contention that fine craftmanship and 
mass production were not necessarily incompatible. lie is justified by the 
311 volumes of the collection from which the exhibition is chosen. 

The work of Hermann Zapf, well-known present-day calligrapher and type 
designer, will be featured in a concurrent exhibition in the exhibition room 
and the Graduate Reading Room The material for the show was lent by the 
Mergenthaler Linotype Company, and includes both original work and process 
reproductions of various types, 

Jones Boy : 

Donald Thomas Jones was born to Mrs. Marguerite (Peg) Clark Jones (former 
Stack Supervisor) and husband, Thomas, on January 3 and was weighed in at : 
8 lbs. 7 oz. I 


A Posy for DK 

Mr. Rainer Mengelberg, of East Orange, New Jersey, held a special bor- 
rower's card in our Library for several weeks last fall, while he was in 
California. On returning to his home he wrote to Miss King: 

"May I take this opportunity to tell you how much I liked your library 
and its staff and the way it is run. I have been at a good numbsr of the 
best Universities, but the libraries were more often nuisances than a help. 
Of all of them yours is by far the most pleasant and I am sure it will re- 
main so as long as you are there." 

Mr. Gold and the Aldine Collection 

When Herman Gold, a Brooklyn book dealer, died recently, the Antiquar ian 
Bookman earned a lengthy obituary, mentioning his knowledge of Americana, 
his fame as a Yiddish poet, his activity as a member of the Bohemian World 
of the Yiddish theater and cafe district of lower Second Avenue, and his 
English, which remained odd to the last. 

The Library has other reasons for remembering Mr. Gold. For ten years 
we struggled with the Aldine collection on Southern History which had been 
supplied by him. Our original agreement on the purchase stipulated delivery 
of 12,500 Items for the sum of $10,000; but by the time we had finished, 
23,826 items had been received. 

These were painfully culled over through the years, batches being sent 
back from time to time — the last shipment having finally been returned in 
February of 1950. 

The collection contained maps, manuscripts, newspapers, books, thousands 
of pamphlets, including an important Civil War collection, government docu- 
ments, many of them torn from volumes of reports, and Colonial, Revolutionary, 
and State records for many of the Southern States. 

The general collection is of considerable value, but the work invested 
in it by the faculty and the Library staff was enormous. Professor Brainerd 
Dyer alone went through some 13,000 pamphlets, and that was only the pre- 
liminary sorting. 

It is probable that Mr. Gold wasn't much happier about the whole busi 
ness than we were. 

GSA on Libraries 

Functions and services of the University Libraries are described in the 
January 4 issue of Graduate Student Affairs, the Graduate Students Associ- 
ation's official news sheet. Included are an article by Mr. Moore on the 
various reference and bibliographical services of the mam Library and 
special campus libraries, and articles on the Department of Special Collec- 
tions, the Photographic Service and Music Library, and the Biomedical Li- 
brary. The Editor of GSAffairs is Pat Sloan. Margaret de Nevers is the 
President of the GSA, and Ivan Schulman is Chairman of the Graduate Students' 
Library Committee. 

Pained Comment from B C, 

Speaking of Neal Harlow, as we have elsewhere in this issue, the Librar- 
ian recently got a rise out of him by his recent rather offhand remarks (UCLA 
Librar lan, December 18) about finding a name for a re-constituted department 
heads' group. 

"I hope that green ink has a negative value like red," writes our former 
Assistant Librarian, who once wrote some of the most readable copy ever pub 
lished here, "for I cannot credit your suggestion that the expanded Heads 
meeting be called Libco. If that should indeed be your preference, I shall 
have to recall my whole Profile of L.C.P. done for Ransom Richardson and 
throw It away. Either that, or write a supplement crediting all of your 
successes to Vosper and Harlow! My preference would be for something short, 
like Staff Council, which does not ask to be abbreviated to some combination 
of vulgar- sounding syllables. Syllable soup is a couple of dilutions more 
degraded even than alphabet soup. 'In the lee of Lassen' and Libco' are 
incompatible; what has Japan done to our .. Editor?' 


Salary Increases Granted 

Salaries of employees in certain nonacademic classes are being increased 
through funds allocated by The Regents, effective July 1 or October 1, 1953. 
The adjustments, usually five per cent, are comparable to those received 
recently by State employees. The increases will be granted to those persons 
in affected classes on the payroll through November 30, including those cur- 
rently at or over the maximum of the salary range. Persons employed on or 
after December 1 will not receive the increase. 

The Regents approved the salary increases without changing or adjusting 
existing salary range schedules. Unless adjustments are made in the salary 
ranges prior to July 1 employees who reach the maximum for their class with 
this salary increase will not be eligible for merit increases at the beginning 
of the next fiscal year. 

A five per cent increase effective July 1, 1953 has been granted to the 
following classifications of Library employees: 

Administrative Assistant Secretary Stenographer 

Library Bookmender Senior Library Assistant 

Principal Account Clerk Senior Typist Clerk 

Principal Clerk Stenographer 

Principal Library Assistant Storekeeper 

Secretary Typist Clerk 

A five per cent increase effective October 1 has been granted to the 
following employees: 

Librarian-l, Librarian-2, Librarian 3, and Librarian-4. 

A ten per cent increase (five per cent July 1 and five per cent October 1) 
has been granted to. 

Senior Photographer 
Principal Photographer 

It is expected that January earnings will be paid at the new rates. 
Retroactive checks covering the amounts due will be issued to general assist- 
ance employees on February 23 and to salary roll employees with the regular 
February check. 

Official Notice on Study by Staff Members 

Vinyl Treatment on Walls 

During the Christmas holidays vinylized fabric wainscoting was installed 
in some of the east wing reading rooms and hallways which are subject to 
heaviest wear and tear. The work was done by Paul Smith and his staff of 
Buildings and Grounds painters, and they will continue their installations 
in a few additional areas during the recess between semesters. The wall 
fabric is designed to withstand scuffing and marring, and can be easily 
c leaned. 

New County Law Library 

The new building of the Los Angeles County Law Library, located on the 
corner of First and Broadway, is a thing of beauty and will be a source of 
pride, not only to Librarian Forrest Drummond and his staff, but also to all 
librarians of this area. Functionally designed, tastefully decorated beauti 
fully furnished, air conditioned, properly lighted, and well planned for 
readers and books and staff — it is a gem of a building which librarians will 
be urging their architects to visit. We are pleased that this important 
collection (250,000 volumes and one of the best law collections in the coun- 
try) is at last appropriately housed. The 500,000 volume bookstack will 
allow room for the present collection to double, as it will within the next 
25 years or so. 

Mr. Horn represented us recently on 'tour day' \ and found, as he was 
shown about by Charles Armstrong, the new Library was as busily used as though 
nothing unusual were happening. Greetings were exchanged with two ex-UCLA 
staff members Helen Jane Jones, Head Cataloger, and Ritsuko Kawakami , Con- 
tinuations Clerk in the Catalog Department. 

Yes, it's true that they do have soft music in the Library, as an aid 
to concentration! 

Poetry by Jens Nyholm 

Erik Wahlgr en , Associate Professor of Scandinav ian and German, has con- 
tributed the following review of a recently published book of poetry by Jens 
t^yholm. Librarian of Northwestern University: 

Many Library staff members will remember Jens Nyholm, one-time head of 
the UCLA cataloging department. That Jens has not forgotten us appears from 
his recent gift to the Library of a 78 page volume of his own Danish poetry, 
Portal til Ame r ika, published last year by oorgens Forlag of Copenhagen. 

Occasionally in rhyme but chiefly in varying unrhymed forms with even a trace, 
consciously or not, of alliteration, as in "'Penthouse I ' the verse depicts the 
impact of America on a sensitive, even sentimental, immigrant. During the 
period from his first contact with gigantic New York ('I am New York, . My 
flailing arms force the stars down to earth. .. I elevate or crush whom I em- 
brace.") down to his arrival at San Francisco, this immigrant's very real 
longing for his native shore gradually blends with an acceptance of the new 
land and faith in the future of the race: The tempo of machines and Nausicaa' s 
dance on the shore have joined forces in my heart... A dream will ripen at 
last... a generation born of light, humble and proud at having subjected the 
earth.' Amazement at the metropolitan colossus, amours in retrospect ("With- 
out Field Glasses"), humor (Charm') tourist's imagination( Elijah in Kansas," 
"The Desert Blooms "), insight into what new experiences have taught a willing 
observer, these are the principal motifs. Jens Nyholm s unpretentious verses 
do not proclaim him a lyrical genius. They do excellently reveal the humor, 
the fine Danish irony, the idealism which lie behind the external formality 
of a distinguished librarian. 

Staff Association Meeting 

Kenneth M. Brady, Chief Campus Electrician, will speak to the Library 
Staff Association on Tuesday. January 26, about his experiences in Africa 
last year, where he spent several months on a technical mission. He will 
show slides of his pictures. The hour and place of the program will be 
announced later. 

Letter from " Adopted Family' 

Staff Association members will be pleased to that a very happy, 
appreciative letter has been received from the mother of our Christmas 
'adopted family". The clothes, money, and food helped make this their 
best Christmas, the mother wrote; and the letter ends with the grateful 
words, 'Thanks for everything and may God bless all of you, always.'' 

News about CARE 

For the past few years the Library Staff Association has been sending 
each year an average of twelve CARE food and blanket packages to Europe and 
the Far East. Many interesting letters have been received from the recipients 
of our packages thanking us for helping them A second package is sent to 
each individual from whom we receive a letter. From time to time these 
letters have been posted on the bulletin board m the Staff Room for all of 
you to read. 

At times we request that our packages be sent to librarians or teachers 
of a stricken country at other times they are sent for general relief. In 
Europe we have sent packages to the disaster areas m Holland and Greece, as 
well as the other war-torn countries. In the Far Eastj Korea -and India are 
among the countries to which we send food packages, 

The CARE project was first undertaken with the pooling of individual 
contributions by staff members As the feeling grew that the Staff Associa- 
tion should insure frequent contributions of packages overseas, the Associ- 
ation decided to make funds available for this regular program of donations. 

Some Reports from Other Libraries 

Neal Harlow's Report of the University Librarian, 1952/1953 (University 
of British Columbia) describes a year in which some records have been set . ." 
in which pressures of time, bulk, and intensity have made it necessary to 
surpass former accomplishments In recognizing the need for a master plan 
of development for the University, to which lis library should gear its plans, 
Mr. Harlow observes that Happily something is being done toward the rational- 
ization of the academic program of the University, A study is being concluded 
which surveys the University s interests, participation and probable intentions 
in the field of international affairs (instigated by the Carnegie Endowment 
for International Peace). Ihe recommendation is being made that there be a 
continuing committee representative of all faculties . to keep under review 
the relation of the curriculum to international affairs and to make recommen- 
dations to the administration ' It also supports a program to strengthen 
library resources.'' 

At Stanford, the University Library issued a finely printed Christmas 
greeting to Friends of the Library in the form of a booklet reporting on 
gifts of the year, and summarizing the year s work of the University librar- 
ies. Among the notable acquisitions of the year reported by Librarian 
Raynard C. Swank are the great Newton Collection of Frederick E. Brasch, 
Edward Nutter s almost complete collection of the original Latin editions of 
Emanuel Swedenborg, and the Memorial Library of Music, "created by Mr. and 
Mrs. George T. Keating and other friends of the University throu;^h the energy 
of Dr, Nathan van Patten. 

Mr. Swank, incidentally, has now left for the Philippines to serve for 
three months as Consultant on Libraries at the University of the Philippines, 
under a Stan f ord-U. P. contract in connection with a program for the rehabili- 
tation of the University. 

Australian Reading Habits 

We are indebted to one of our faithful Friends of the UCLA Library, Mr. 
Charles K. Adams, for an interesting examination of Australian Reading 
Habits', published in the Current Affair- Bulletin (Vol. 12, No, 3, May 25, 
1953) which the University of Sydney issues for its Tutorial Classes Depart 
ment . 

Australians do not yet excel in the art of self analysis, ' the intro- 
ductory paragraph of the pamphlet states. On the whole we have only a hazy 
notion of the elements which make up our characters and this is probably the 
reason for our tendency to exaggerate or belittle our material achievements 
and attitudes of mind. Take our use of books, for instance. Are many of us 
aware of the basic facts on books and reading in Australia? Do we realise 
that we are one of the most literate communities m the world? Do we know 
that the Australian per capita book consumption of 21 shillings a year is 
among the highest in the world? Australia is, or has been until import 
restrictions were imposed, not only the largest single buyer of motor cars 


but also of British books. In 1951 we purchased 22 per cent of all books 
exported from Britain. We have in Australia a bookshop for every 14,000 of 
our population. The ratio in Britain is one to 30,000; in the whole of the 
United States one in 160 000, but in some States such as Mississippi or 
South Dakota there is only one bookshop to every 700,000 people. 

These are impressive and to most of us surprising figures. Yet they 
only show up one facet of the situation. The widely held belief that there 
is no illiteracy in Australia is just as much without foundation as the 
equally widely voiced opinion that we are a bunch of illiterates interested 
only in beer and horse • racing. During the last war a survey carried out by 
the Australian Army Education Service revealed that one per cent of enlisted 
Army personnel was totally illiterate and another three percent, while 
capable of a signature and some other simple writing, was illiterate to all 
intents and purposes. . . 

In the analysis which follows, of how Australians develop their reading 
interests and where they obtain their bookS; one conclusion reached is that 
an increasingly important factor in the development of the reading habit in 
Australia has been the rise of public libraries, both state and municipal 
controlled. Another is that public libraries not only have encouraged the 
established reader to read more and to better effect, but have also stimu- 
lated the buying of books. And regarding service to children, the article 
states that this is being carried out increasingly throughout most of the 
States, 'mainly through the juvenile departments of municipal libraries, but 
also, in New South Wales, through the voluntary efforts of the 'Children's 
Library and Crafts Movement , where books are related not only to life in 
general but to the especial aspects of living represented by craftwork and 
hobb ies " 

Censorship on the Increase 

The cogent remarks of Leslie E. Claypool, Political Editor of the Los 
.Angeles Daily News, concerning censorship, are reproduced here, with Mr. 
Claypool's permission, from his column of January 6 

We have warned before and we repeat our warning today that 
censorship of both the printed word and the movies is on its way 
in America and it will take some doing to stop it. 

During two world wars the government took the position that 
the publishers and editors of .America s newspapers were decent 
citizens and patriotic and intelligent enough to know what should 
be printed and what shouldn t be. Ihey worked very well at it 
and the exceptions were small and trivial, Movie producers be- 
lieve they can do the same, especially as to morals. 

Nevertheless Alabama, starting Jan. 1, put into effect a law 
that says no textbooks will be used in public schools until the 
authors have filed an affidavit about their past. They seem to 
do it on the assumption that any person who would write, edit or 
publish a subversive textbook wouldn t lie about his beliefs. 

In Arkansas a survey of secondary school and college text- 
books in sociology is under way in a search for subversive ideas. 
Who decides what is subversive and what are their qualifications? 

In Texas there was a hot debate in the State Board of Edu 
cation recently over inclusion of the United Nations declaration 
of iluman Rights in history textbooks. The board finally voted 
to include it. Eugene R. Smith of El Paso, who opposed inclusion, 
said it ran contrary to Texas thinking. 

In San .-\ntonio a new library board member refused to agree 
to the purchase of $11,000 worth of textbooks, already approved, 
until he could check the background of each author. 

In New York a new organization has been formed to ' cleanse 
radio." In Vermont the Shaftsbury ooard of education has under- 
taken a purging of books. It's spreading. 

Chet Huntley Wins Apology 

Of importance to librarians and of special interest to those who attended 
the ALA Conference in Los Angeles last June, is the news that a damage suit 
brought by Chet Huntley, the ABC radio commentator, against Mrs. Rae Suchman, 
has been settled for $10 000, with official notice of the settlement written 
into the court records, Mr, Huntley s address before the 3rd General Session 
of the ALA Conference, entitled ' The Challenge to Free Reporting, ' was one of 
the conference's strongest statements on the problem of maintaining freedom of 
information, for he told librarians that as keepers of books they were the last 
line of defense against those who would limit people s access to truthful in- 
f ormat ion. 

According to news reports of the settlement, in addition to the monetary 
award to Mr. Huntley, Mrs, Suchman was required to apologize publicly to him 
for seeking for three years to force him off the air on the grounds that he 
was subversive or a Communist. In her apology, which was published in the 
form of a paid advertisement in a Los Angeles newspaper, Mrs. Suchman stated 

" I have no evidence which would indicate that Mr. Huntley is other than 
a patriotic loyal American I have no evidence which in any way links him 
with any subversive organization or undertaking. 

Bookseller's Perspective 

Roy Vernon Sowers, rare book dealer of Glenwood, California, issued his 
50th Catalogue a little while before Christmas. In his Foreword he writes 
that it is just 25 years since I left the relative security of the Hunting- 
ton Library to enter bookselling and, after having several city bookshops, 
my business is now conducted by mail from a remote hill top ranch in the 
Santa Cruz mountains. ' Mr. Sowers is now content to do business on a dirt 
road which was probably a better road in 1860 than it is today.' And he 
reflects as follows on the state of the world as seen from this perspective: 

''The antiquarian bookseller, with rare exceptions, cannot hope to pay 
the scale of rentals established by our department stores and fashionable 
dress shops; and when he tries to make his business popular, it ceases to be 
of consequence. One of the reasons that Big Business is strangling free 
enterprise in America, is that too many people assume that their work and 
their lives have to fit the patterns created by our great enterprises.. Our 
advertising agencies, through their control of every channel of communication 
— newspapers, radio and television — are rapidly turning us, from a nation 
of individuals into a mass of guinea pigs to be exploited for profit by the 
new psychological techniques ,and when conformity to a pattern of living 
becomes too general we set the stage for those who would enforce conformity 
of thought. Returning from our last visit to Europe I could not help no- 
ticing how much alike most Americans .look- both men and women. Partly this 
is a rather boresome too well-dressed prosperity; but partly I fear, it is 
the reflection of uniform minds. .Almost one can list the books they have 
read — by listing the book club publications of recent years.' 

We owe to books those general benefits which come from high 
intellectual action. Thus, I think, we often owe to them the per 
ception of immortality Fhey impart sympathetic activity to the 
moral power. Go with mea-n people, and you think life is mean 
Then read Plutarch, and the world is a proud place, peopled with 
men of positive quality with heroes and demigods standing around 
us who will not let us sleep — Ralph Waldo Emerson 

UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office. 
Editor: Everett Moore. Contributors to this issue: William W. Bellin, Louise 
Darling, Wilma D. Fledderman, Anthony Greco, Jr., David W Heron, Andrew H. 
Horn, Paul M. Miles, Richard 3rien, Elsie F, Unterberg, Florence G. Williams. 

Addendum: Visit of Mr. F C„ Francis 

F. C. Francis, Keeper of the Department of Printed Books in the British 
Museum and Honorary Secretary of the Bibliographical Society, one of Great 
Britain's most eminent administrative bookmen, is in Los Angeles this week on 
a State Department sponsored tour of American library centers. Last Sunday 
my wife and I were the guests of Huntington Library Director John Pomfret and 
Mrs Pomfret at a tea for Mr and Mrs Francis, and on Wednesday we showed the 
English couple some of the local sights including the Zamorano Club, the Los 
Angeles Public Library Dawson's Bookshop the Clark Library, the University 
Library, Robinson's Beverly and the city lights from above the strip. The 
Francises leave tomorrow for Berkeley, Denver, and Chicago, and our trails 
will cross again in Madison at the A.R.L. meeting, and in New York, before 
they leave for England 

Tomorrow I am giving a luncheon for the Professional Education Committee 
of the School Library Association, Southern Section to discuss library 
educ at ion . 


Mr. and Mrs. Francis arrived in the United States on November 12 for a 
three-month tour of American libraries According to a note in the Library 
of Congress Information Bulletin for November 16, Mr. Francis has three 
principal foci of interest — library buildings cataloging and cybernetics. 
'Mr. Francis," says the note from his official positions at the BM since 
1926 and his activity in the Bibliographical Society and in both national 
and international library and bibliographical affairs, is undoubtedly more 
widely known in this country, both in library and academic circles than any 
other foreign librarian." 

Having spent several weeks in Washington Mr Francis is now well into 
his tour of libraries across the country. Two of our staff members. Miss 
Darling and Mr. Moore, visited Mr. Francis just a few months ago at the 
British Museum during their tours in England- and have brought back reports 
of their warm reception by him Mr. Francis expressed particular interest in 
visiting West, Coast libraries and said he planned to spend as much time as he 
could here from his brief and crowded schedule. Happily he has allotted 
more than a week to California libraries — in recognition of the staggering 
distances which separate our institutions as well as of the interest the 
libraries themselves hold for him 

Some of the immediate problems and obj ectives of the British Museum 
Library have been stated by Mr. Francis himself in his chapter on that 
library in The Libraries of London, edited by Raymond Irwin (London, 19^9): 

"The British Museum Library suffered severely during the war It lost 
many books, it lost a great deal of storage space; the reconstruction of its 
stacks was left half done: many of the most useful members of its staff were 
taken for military service or other employment and have not returned. It 
has before it some of the largest and most difficult tasks it has ever had 
to face: the restoration of its services to their pre-war level and their 
very extensive development the training of a large number of newcomers to 
the staff; the making good of war-time losses and the gaps in the collections 
caused by the war; the completion of the revised edition of the General Cata- 
logue, and, perhaps most important of all, the determination of its scope and 
of its relations to other related collections 

"The day has gone by when a national library can hope to be the complete 
library; special libraries have grown up and developed services in particular 
fields which the national library could never hope to rival. It might be 
possible, starting afresh to arrange a national library as a great federa- 
tion of special libraries under one roof as it is it is the task of the 
national library to maintain its own collections at the highest pitch of 
efficiency and to act as the co-ordinator of all complementary library ser 
vices. To do this means a greatly developed machinery of collaboration. To 
develop this side by side with the development of its existing services, is, 
it seems to me, the next great task of our national library.' 





Volume 7 , Number 9 

January 29, 19 54 

From the Librarian 

New York I am finding the tempo here slower than that of UCLA during 
my last few days on campus. Yesterday I had lunch with Dean Wliite of Colum- 
bia Library School to discuss the semester's work, and in the evening we 
both attended the Annual Dinner of the Grolier Club. 

This afternoon I am attending the winter meetins^ of the Bibliograohi cal 
Society of America, followed by a dinner meeting of the Srciety's officers. 

Tomorrow I leave for Madison where the .Association of Research Libraries 
is meeting in connection with the dedication of the University of Wisconsin s 
new Library. I am due back at Columbia as soon as possible to commence 
classes and will not attemot here to preview the ALA Midwinter meeting in 
Chi c ago . 

fo r 

I hope to be placed on the mailing list for the Librarian, 
which I promise to be its faithful Nev 

;w York correspondent. 

in return 

Staff Says Good bye 

The Library staff said a rather informal good-bye and good luck in the 
Big City to Mr, Powell at last Tuesday s Staff Association meeting. 

He's got a date with us all for a staff picnic some day in June, at 
which time we'll ask him how he really liked the pedagogical life. Mean- 
while, the Editor will save some space for dispatches from Morningside 


The reclassification of Hilda M. Gray, Reference Department/ Government 
Publications Room, from Librarian-2 to Librarian-3 has now been approved. 
.Announcement has just been received from the Personnel Office that the re- 
classification of the position is retroactive to July 1, 1*^53. 

Vera F Weitzmann has joined the staff of the Catalog Department as a 
Typi St- Clerk. Mrs. Weitzmann received :ier BS from UCLA in 1953 and has re- 
cently worked as a Typist-Clerk for the Summers Gyroscope Company in Santa 
Moni ca. 

Resignations have been received from Billie Jean Brearley, Librarian-l, 
Circulation Dep artment/'^eserve Book Room, Joy Ruth Gray, Typist-Clerk, 

Catalog Depart.ment , wh is to be married, Myrtle K 
Library Assistant, Acquisitions Department, 
Library Assistant, Engineering Library, who 
for further study. 

Greenspan, Senior 

and Constance Staves, Senior 
will return to the university 


Know Your Libraries 

A series of orientation tours of campus libraries lor Library staff 
members is being sponsored by the Library Staff Association during the two- 
week recess between semesters Sign up schedules have been circulated to 
staff members this week but anyone who has not signed up may still do so 
for groups that are not filled. 

Unless otherwise specified there will be five tours of 30 minutes 
each (portal to portal) each day at 9 a. m , 11 a.m , 1 p.m , 2 30 p.m., 
and 4 pm. Groups will, be limited to 15 persons, The schedule is as 

February 1 

February 2 

February 3 

February 4 

February 5 

February 8 

February 9 

February 10 

February 11 

Music; F.ducation 
Chemistry Geology 
Agriculture, Physics Biology 
University Elementary School Library 

Law Library ^four toiirs only; 9 H, 2 30.. 4) 
Art. Institute of Industrial Relations Library , 
English Reading Room Theater Arts (four tours only: 

9, 11, 2 30. 4,) • 

Biomedical Library Processing Section 

This project has been developed through tlie cooperation of the 
librarians concerned and the Executive Board of the Staff Association. 

Staff Association Membe rship 

The Library Staff is heartily in favor of its Staff Association, if the 
results of the membership campaign are an indication At the end of the 
second week, about 95 per cent of the staff had joined, and some reports 
were still to come in. The executive committee hopes that staff members -- 
from other campus libraries as well as from the Main Library -- will take 
advantage of the facilities offered for their convenience and comfort, and 
oi the opportunity to get acquainted with fellow staff members 

Visitors to the Library 



;s rr. omitfi, Liorarian emeritus oi the University of Washington 

called on January 12 to congratulate "- "^ '' -- ' " 

millionaire »" r--_j — vw: i i : 1 n... n. 

Smith, Librarian Emeritus 

lanuary 12 L_ 

Gordon Williams 

Mr, Powell 

Miss Gertrude Mills, Head of the Education Department of the Seattle 
Public Library, was shown the Olive Percival Collection of children's 
literature in the Department of Special Collections, on January 14 She 
visited the campus as the guest of Mrs Raymond B Allen 

Mrs. Jessie Colwell and Mrs. Price Hanson who helped with 
cal work of the Catalog Department from December 1936 until Au 

cal work of the Catalog Department from December 1936 until August 1939 
visited the Library on January 16. and were shown the many changes of t 
past fifteen years by Miss Humiston, 


the cl en • 

rary on Jan^ 

1 , 
Assistant Librarian Melvin J.. Voigt of CU visited the Libi 
uary 18, to confer with Messrs, Horn and (Gordon Williams 

Harry Shulman, newly appointed Dean of the Yale School of Law, was 
shown the Institute of Industrial Relations Library, January 20, by Benjamin 
Aaron, Research Economist of IIR. As professor of labor law. and arbitral 
umpire for the Ford Motor Company and the United Automobile Workers since 
1943, he was particularly interested in examining the Library's collection 
of microfilm materials in the field of industrial arbitration. 

associate architect for Albert C Martin 
'-' -- January 20, in the 


A. L McGill. 

and Associ ate s , 
company of his son 

A . L McuiLL, associate arcnitect lor f 
inspected the Geology Library on January 20, 
John T McGill of the Geology Department 

Willen J, Oodegees t Fulbright scholar from the Hague, Neth 
recent visitor to the English Reading Room. 

erl ands 

was a 

Safety News 

(>fhb Ex-Con; End Purse- Pinchine; 

The apprehension last week, by Officer Jack Dolson of the Campus 
Police, of a Library visitor carrying a blank notebook, blank bibliography 
cards, and S395 in small currency, ended a week-long campaign of purse 
snatching in the Library. The suspect, an established collector of money, 
household effects, automobiles, and the like, was graduated from seven 
years at Folsom Prison in late December, and has apparently been engaged 
in specialized research on both the UCLA and USC campuses since early this 

His prompt abandonment of this type of work is another example of the 
alert service of Captain Nick Janise and the Campus Police, which has put 
an end to the theft of purses, Bay Psalm Books, typewriters, and other 
portables from the Library on a number of occasions, and has effectively 
discouraged other forms of unscholarly behavior from time to time. 

Warfn and ffappy at the Clark 

Though it's winter outside, the Clark Library's readers and staff re 
fuse to concede it! Time was when topcoats were almost standard equipment 
in the basement reading room on chilly winter days. Now shirt sleeves are 
more the style. 

Removal of 14 old- and- ti red gravity furnaces (vintage of '26 or earlier) 
and installation of seven handsome forced-air units have made the difference. 
It wasn't simple - nor was it quick. University technicians had to do the 
'impossible' and make the old built-in pipes handle the heat flow and the 
exhaust fumes of a modern system. Despite difficulties -- and with the 
help of fans, down-draft diverters, and lots of patience, imagination and 
skill -- Buildings and Grounds did it. Now, with a huge unit in the former 
basement "fan room" supplying pre-heated air, and with constant thermostat- 
ic control, cold drafts and frigid floors are a memory of the past. And to 
the University's Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds and his crew of 
engineers, plumbers, carpenters, electricians, plasterers, painters, and 
cork floor layers go the thanks of all the grateful people at the Clark 

Cataloging of Wilde and Wildeiana 

Following the reorganization of the Clark Library's uncataloged manu- 
scripts several months ago, priority treatment has been given to the Wilde 
and Wildeiana Collection, the largest and most important section of the 
Library's more than 2,000 unprocessed manuscripts. As a result, nearly 7 50 
letters, documents, and typescripts have been cataloged to date and perman 
ently filed in individual folders by John C. Finzi. 

In addition to part of the Wilde correspondence itself, the bulkiest 
and most interesting units processed so far have been the 240 some letters 
from Lord Alfred Douglas, most of them written in the final years of his 
life to friends and literary followers, and a series of letters from Lady 
Jane Francesca Wilde to her son, spanning a period of 20 years. Also among 
tlie 7 50 catal.o.ged manuscripts are letters from Olive Douglas, Constance 
Wilde, Sir Francis Cowley Burnand (for many years editor of Punch), Frank 
Harris, Robert Ross, Vyvyan B. Holland, Lady (Xieensberry , and Robert S 
Hichens, the wel 1- remembered writer of The Green Carnat ion. 

Rainy Day Accident 

^!^ Engelbarts, being driven back to the Library from lunch the other 
day by his v/ife, escaped without major injury when their car, crossing 
Wilshire on Selby, was struck by a car which did not stop for the red light. 
Tlie Engelbarts car was spun around and Rudi was thrown out. Mrs Engelbarts 
was not injured. The car was badly damaged, but is recovering. 


Staff Activities 

Mr. O'Brien is to address the winter meeting of the Southern California 
Chapter of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association on February 2, at the 
Bennett & Marshall Bookshop, to discuss the Library's book collecting inter- 
ests in various fields 

Mr Powell has been appointed to the Publications Committee of the Cal- 
ifornia Library Association^ for 1954. 

On Administering Library Schools 

Harry C. Bauer, Director of Libraries at the University of Washint^ton, 
has written a piece in the Wilson Library Bulletin, January 1954, in which 
he strongly supports the principle of separation of administrative respon- 
sibility for university libraries and library schools, and cites with favor 
the recent announcements from Columbia and Minnesota that their schools and 
library administrations would be operated independently "At most universi- 
ties,'" writes Mr Bauer, "the superintendent of buildings and grounds is 
not expected to serve as dean of the college of engineering, the comptroller 
is not required to double in brass by assuming the deanship of the college 
of business administration, and the physician in charge of the campus in- 
firmary is not required to act as dean of the school of medicine. Why, then, 
should directors of libraries be asked to perform the dual task of managing 
a library system and of directing a school of 1 i brari anship? The best 
academic tradition seems to point in the opposite direction, the executive 
function never being confused with teaching responsibility . ' 

After some conjecture as to why head librarians originally assumed the 
duties of directing library schools in which he suggests that "possibly 
some administrators were ambitious and felt that it would add to their pres- 
tige and status if they operated library schools in conjunction with their 
libraries, ' Mr Bauer observes that 'though the tendency is away from util- 
izing practicing librarians as directors of library schools, it is surpris- 
ing how many librarians yearn to establish and conduct schools of their own. 
And they are so confident that they could do a better job in spare time than 
is now being done by library instructors who devote full time to the task! 
Library school faculties may not be doing all they should in the way of pre- 
paring future librarians but they are doing the best they can and a lot 
better than the untried could do '" 

Concerning the very important and difficult tasks of teaching in the 
schools. Mr. Bauer suggests that those librarians who are convinced that 
they would make excellent library school teachers had better realize "how 
many hours are consumed in the preparation of good lectures the assemblage 
of suitable visual aids, and the marking of papers: hours that could be 
utilized to better advantage in personal study and reading ... As for mak- 
ing enthusiastic class room presentations teaching students, and inspiring 
them with zeal for the work that lies ahead of them, very few experienced 
teachers achieve such ends. Teaching is extremely difficult. That is why 
there is a shortage of good teachers to staff existing library schools." 

UL'e r s in Europe 

One oi the most direct routes to Europe is apparently by way of a job 
in the Undergraduate Library, according to a report from Mr. Thomas. Two 
of his student assistants pursued their studies in Italy last summer -- 
Nancy Hoffman working in the field of Florentine art and Fred Lamb contin- 
uing his medieval studies from the year before, principally at the Vatican 
Library Betty Boukidis, a former staff member, made an extended tour of 
Europe a year or so ago ■ And Marilyn Mclntyre, another former UL staff 
member, will be traveling to Germany next month on an assignment as a civ- 
ilian Recreation Leader with the United States Army Special Services. 

Ihcome Tax Assistance 

Deputies from the United States and California income tax offices will 
again be on the campus this year to provide assistance in preparation of 
1953 returns to faculty employees, and students, without charge. The 
federal representative will be here on Wednesday and Thursday, February 10 
and 11, and the California representative on Thursday February 11. The 
place is Administration Building 306. and the hours for both are 8- 15 a.m. - 
4 30 p.m 

Miss Ac k erman at Social Work Conference 

Page Ackerman; of the Graduate Reading Room, flew to Washington, D. C. 
on Wednesday to attend a two day Workshop for Social Welfare Librarians 
being held in connection with the annual meeting of the Council on Social 
Work Education. According to Dean Donald Howard of the School of Social 
Welfare this is the first time that library problems have had a special 
place on the agenda at such a meeting. 

Printing Week at UHA 

Printing Week in Los Angeles served to introduce Miss Printer's Devil 
of 1954 to newspaper readers, and to show Benjamin Franklin, in satin coat 
and breeches, merrily operating a mi d- twentieth- century Linotype machine 
in a downtown composing room. 

Not quite so Hollywoodish in character, the University's observance 
was wound up last Saturday with a day-long Printing Education Conference 
held on the campus, at which Mr Powell presided, and at which the speakers 
were Phil Ellsworth, production manager and secretary of the Charles R. 
Hadley Company^ Edwin A Lee, Dean of the School of Education, F. Parker 
Wilber, Dean of the Los Angeles Trade Technical Junior College, and S. G. 
Smith, of Carter and Galantin.. Inc 

"The Best in Printing in 1953' , an exhibition of some of the best 
workmanship of the local graphic arts industry, was on view all week in the 
main gallery of the Art Building, and included pri ze- winning examples of 
leaflets, letterheads, posters, and broadsides, and two books (produced by 
Anderson, Ritchie & Simon) The jury for the competition was composed of 
Hy Farber of the UCLA Art Department, Julius Heller of the USC Art Depart- 
ment, Richard J. Hoffman, printer of Los Angeles City College, and Perry 
Long, photoengraver of Los Angeles The exhibition was sponsored jointly 
by the Printing Week Education Committee and the Department of Conferences 
of University Extension 

Western Books. 1954 

Plans for the 13th Western Books Exhibition . sponsored by the Bounce 
& Coffin Club of Los Angeles, are now getting under way, with the issuance 
this week of the 'Call for Books" to all printers and publishers in Califr 
ornia, Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, 
western Texas, Utah, Washington Wyoming, Alaska, Hawaii. Alberta, and 
British Columbia, to submit books published in 1953, The Co-Chairmen for 
the 1954 Exhibition are Gordon Williams and Kenneth Wilson, and the jurors 
who will select the winning books are Chairman Tyrus Harmsen of the Huhting- 
ton Library and member of Bounce & Coffin. W, W Bobinson, of the Zamorano 
Club, Los Angeles, and Warren Howell, of the Roxburghe Club, San Francisco. 

The rules for entry as followed in previous competitions, specify 
that only books are acceptable, and that pamphlets, leaflets, etc., will 
not be considered. A departure this year, however, is the requirement that 
if a book has a dust wrapper it must accompany the entry. As in the past, 
the wrapper will be removed by the Committee before the books are seen by 
the jury, and selection will be made solely on the basis of the book without 
the jacket, but some dust wrappers will be selected to accompany their books 
in the show 

The 1954 Exhibition will be shown in about 43 college, university, and 
public libraries during the coming year Two identical exhibitions will 
start their tours of libraries immediately following the selection of 
winning entries. The deadline for entries is February 14 

Santa Barbara's Wyles Collection 

Jay Monaghan, the well known author- hi stori an and scholar who is serving 
as Consultant on the Wyles Collection of Lincolniana and Americana at the 
University's Santa Barbara College Library, has contributed an article on 
the collection to the California Monthly for January, entitled "Abe 
Lincoln at Santa Barbara "' He traces in detail the growth of this collec- 
tion started by William Wvles, "a comparatively unknown man of modest 
means - and not a college graduate - who left to Santa Barbara College .. 
a small endowment which will be more enduring than an academic hall and is 
sure to give the college world- wide distinction.'' 

County Library' s 41st Report 

Another fine Annual Report of the Los Angeles County Public Library 
has just been issued by Librarian John D. Henderson, for the year 1952 1953. 
In this 41st report Mr Henderson surveys the scope and depth of the book 
needs and interests of a vast clientele, in this region in which new sub- 
divisions, with thousands of new arrivals constantly tax the resources of 
the Library to provide accessible service outlets and the books the readers 

The report cites 

Jewish Community Library 

Ground was broken on January 12 for the Peter M. Kahn Memorial Building, 
at 590 North Vermont Avenue, which is to house the Jewish Community Library 
of Los .Angeles The new building will have an area of 4,000 square feet 
and a capacity of 35.000 volumes The library is described as the first 
Jewish community project of this kind in the United States. The Librarian 
is Rabbi Rudolph Lupo, and the chairman of the Building Committee is Justin 
G Turner. 

Chain Reaction in Illinois 

(From Newsletter on Intellectual Freedom January, 1954, prepared by 
Paul Bixler, Secretary of the Intellectual Freedom Committee of the ALA) 

A mother complained to the Sheriff about the immorality of a library 
book brought home by her daughter in Olney, Illinois. The Sheriff wrote to 
the Governor about the complaint. The Governor asked the Secretary of State, 
who is also Librarian of the State Library, which sent the book to the 
Olney Library, to look into the matter. The Secretary of State issued a 
directive to the .Assistant Librarian of the State Library, who set the 
library staff to work on implementing it The offending novel was banned, 
the directive continuing You shall likewise take out of circulation all 

books now in the library which are in the same category as the book named, 
that is, books of a salacious, vulgar or obscene character. You are here- 
by notified you shall not order books in this classification in the future.^' 

Eight thousand volumes (400 500 titles) were culled from library shelves. 

Within 48 hours after the story hit the newspapers the Governor com- 
mented that while school children should be protected against obscene liter- 
ature, adults were "capable of determining their own reading tastes' and 
are entitled to a wide choice of books and the Secretary of State said 
that the action by the Assistant State Librarian Helene Rogers had been 
' over- zealous 

In other news dispatches Miss Rogers was reported as commenting, "I 
am sure our librarians were not overzealous, but simply carried out the 
directive as it was stated. ' and, "If I was overzealous by removing too 
many books it was because tl. e secretary and I did not understand the same 
meaning of words in the order '• In Urbana. three members of the Illinois 
State Library were quoted as opposed to the withdrawal of books from general 
circulation Robert Downs, Director of the University of Illinois Library, 
said, 'I believe the directive should be immediately withdrawn ' One week 
later, at Christmas time, no action had been taken by the Secretary (who 
was in Florida with his ill wife) or by his office 


Vev Science Librarianship Course at SC 

A new course. "Bibliography of the Biological and Physical Sciences," 
is to be offered by the School of Library Science at USC in the spring 
semester, on Monday evenings from 7 to 9.40 o'clock. The instructors will 
be Dr. Vilma Proctor Librarian of the SC Medical Library, and Dr. Gertrud 
Lobell, Librarian of the SC Science Library The course will be open only 
to librarians holding the library degree or certificate who can meet the 
admission requirements of the School Registration will be from February 
4 to 6, and classes will begin on February 8 For further information see 
the bulletin board in Library 200 

" Education for Special Librarianship " 

A collection of statements concerning programs of education for 
special librarianship has been prepared under the editorship of Melvin J. 
Voigt (Assistant Librarian on the Berkeley campus), and appears as the 
leading article in the January issue of The Library Quarterly . The state- 
ments were prepared by members of the Subcommittee on Special Library 
Education of the Council of National Library .Associations, with the coopera- 
tion of various library associations, and set forth "what are believed to 
be optimum and yet practical programs for the training of special librarians 
in the fields of finance, journalism, law, medicine, music, sci ence- tech- 
nology, and the theater '' 

Also Oklahoma! 

A second university press to celebrate an anniversary in 1953 was the 
University of Oklahoma Press. (On January 4 we wrote about the Hopkins 
Press's 75th.) An article in Publishers' Weekly, December 26, reviews the 
history and remarkable success of this Press during its first 25 years. 

In an editorial in this same issue entitled ''The Three (jood Men \Mio 
Built Oklahoma University Press,'' Frederic G Melcher speaks of this anniver- 
sary as a milestone in the development of American publishing. "The dream 
of such a university press, with local flavor but national influence," 
says Mr. Melcher, "was brought to the University by its president, William 
Bennett Bizzell, book lover and book collector, who coveted for books a 
place in every undergraduate's life ,.- 

"It was Dr. Bizzell who drafted Joseph Brandt of the Tulsa Tribune 
[now Chairman of the Graduate Department of Journalism at U(XA] to direct 
the kind of Press which he wanted, and the young- director's genius for 
organization and program resulted in a wel 1 ■ equipped plant and a significant 
list, Not only libraries and collectors came to look at the imprint with 
confidence and satisfaction, but the book trade as a whole found the Press 
books could be good and steady sellers. The selection of Joe Brandt for 
the newly made post was to have wide influence through the Association of 
University Presses, a group whose practical methods and high aims gave new 
vitality to the whole field of book publishing.'' 

The third of the Oklahoma Press builders mentioned by Mr. Melcher is 
its present director, Savoie Lottinville (who recently gave the Edith M. 
(Coulter Lecture at the (XA Conference in Stockton.) Lottinville, says 
Melcher, "has upheld and extended the meaning of the Oklahoma imprint ... 
and has proceeded to broaden the scope of the list and intrench the reputa- 
tion of the imprint with scholars and general readers 

V|bw Searching Routines 

The Bibliographical Checking Section of the Acquisitions Department 
has just finished a complete reorganization of its searching routines in 
order to speed the processing orders and gifts through the department. In 
general terms the new routines provide for searching only in the public 
catalog, the outstanding order file, and the current received file, to 
determine that the book is not already in the Library, bibliographic 
verification through other sources such as the Library of (Congress and 
British Museum catalogs, specialized bibliographies, and the like, will no 
longer be done as a matter of routine, but only when this appears necessary. 
It is anticipated that the new policy will save at least 50 per cent in 
checking time 

In order to avoid damming the increased flow of books the Catalog 
Department at the same time is adopting simplified cataloging procedures 


for selected books This will mean that no arrearage will be allowed to de- 
velop in this department and it will be able to maintain its present 'current 

Theater P ictor ial 

Three members of the Theater Arts Hepartment, Ralph Freud. Kenneth 
Macgowan, and William Vlelnitz. have joined with George Altman, onetime director 
in the Kleines Theater of Berlin and the Deutsches Theater of Hannover, to pro- 
duce a handsome U C. Press publication, Theater Pictorial . A History of World 
Theater as Recorded in Drawings , Paintings , Engravings, and Photographs 
(Berkeley and Los Angeles, 1953), Of the 516 illustrations in the book, the 
authors state that almost 100 have never before appeared in any book on the 
theater, and an additional 150 have not previously been published in England 
or America, many of the rest are from books now out of print and only acces- 
sible in libraries They list credits to many collections in this country 
and in Europe for making materials available for reproduction, and express 
particular indebtedness to the Yale and Harvard Library staffs for their as- 
sistance Credits are given to several collections in the Los Angeles area, 
including those of George Altman, Mrs. Vicki Baum, and Kenneth Macgowan, the 
Max Reinhardt Collection the Southwest Museum, the Elmer Belt Library of 
Vinciana, the Huntington Library, and the Clark Library. 

The story of the theater, which they tell through pictures, with a min- 
imum of accompanying text, begins, they show, with the playhouse -• "from a 
dancing floor in Greece or a temple courtyard in Egypt to the Paris Opera and 
Dru ry Lane, to Reinhardt' s Grosses Schauspi elhaus and ' theater- in- the round.' 
Then comes what we call production - - from the three- sided prisms on which 
the Greeks painted scenic suggestions, to the stage machines of the Renais- 
sance and the sky- domes and the revolving and sliding and elevator stages of 
the German theater, from rushlights and gaslights to limelights and incan- 
descent spo ts . . " 

The authors emohasize that the book is a story of the theater, not the 
story of drama. Th work of playwright and producers, directors and actors, 
is viewed always with reference to the development of the art of the theater, 
from the earliest times to the present, and in many parts of the world. 

The volume was produced by rotogravure, a process which is particularly 
suitable for reproducing drawings, prints and photographs of many varieties 
and of uneven quality It was designed by Adrian Wilson, of San Francisco, 
and John B. Goetz, Production Manager of the University Press 

Professor Jayne of Berkeley 


iiie course in "Masterpieces in Literature' at the University of Califor- 
nia at Berkeley enjoys a popularity of late, which must be credited to a 

1 arge 

nia at Berkeley enjoys a popularity oi late, which must be credited to a larg 
extent, according to the December California Monthly, to a 33-year-old assist 
ant professor of English, Sears Jayne. Ph D , Yale, '48 Within two years' 
time Professor Jayne' s class enrollments have increased from 100 to 500 

How does he do it? One coed explained that he was a man with 'm 
sex appeal than any human on the lecture platform " According to othe 
students, he is a teaching genius, a frustrated actor, a merciless tas 
His measures for "reducing the word to fact, the image to the concret 
ject itself," have ranged from an alleged wearing of a wash basin to d 
tize Don Quixote's helmet to leaving his class one day to its own devi 
that it might establish a government, using Rousseau's Social Contract 
h andbook. 

More recently, however, Professor Jayne has abandoned the use of such 
devices in illustrating his lectures, which seem to stand on their own merit 
Interested students are invited to the Jaynes' s home to attend extra-curricu- 
lar sessions devoted to informal reading of literary masterpieces, with dis- 
cussions over cookies, coffee, and cokes. 

Mr. Jayne' s ingenuity and devotion to literature and students, have, 
apparently, after only six years at Berkeley, reserved for him a'place in 
campus affections usually reserved for the more venerable professors 

ces so 
as a 

UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office. 
Editor; Everett Moore. Contributors to this issue: Edna Davis, Anthony 
Greco, Jr., David W Heron, Paul M, Miles, George Scheerer, Helene E. 
Schimansky, Elsie F Unterberg, Florence Williams, Gordon Williams 

TEB 1 7 ^9^^ 




Volume 7, Number 10 

February 12, 1954 

From the Librarian' is Office 

The Library Committee met the day after Mr. Powell left for New York, and 
it seems to me that I have been meeting with individuals or committees pretty 
much of the time ever since. Evidently I must acquire the habit of keeping a 
calendar, because I sit down to write these notes with no concrete evidence of 
how I have been spen<iing my time. Anyway, things are moving forward on all 
fronts . 

Santa Barbara Librarian Don Davidson was on campus early last week, attend- 
ing a meeting of the Statewide Personnel Advisory Committee. Mr. Williams, Dave 
Heron, and I had a sandwich lunch with him. 

Professor Richard Rudolph spoke on the history of printing in Japan at the 
February meeting of the Zamorano Club. 

This coming week-end I shall be attending the 24th General Council of CSEA, 
at the Biltmore Hotel. 

By the date of the next issue, we expect Mr. Powell to be suffiently set- 
tled at Columbia to resume his regular notes in this spot. So, don't stop your 
subscription! I'll continue to report news of the Librarian's Office here and 
there, as appropriate.- 

A. H. H. 


Office t 

has been 
Berk ley 
Clerk at 
Angel es. 

Johnson , 

Miss Wen 
Company . 

Clerk, r 

ee Schurecht, Principal Clerk, has transferred from the 
o the Library Photographic Service, to assist Mr. Willi 
management of the Service. 

e Li brari an' s 
ams with the 

following reclassifications have been announced: Harriet Guerrero, 
ing Library, from Typist-Clerk to Senior Library Assistant; Diane 

Acquisitions Department, from Typist Clerk to Senior Library Assistant, 
bara Wenzel has been appointed Typist-Clerk replacing Mrs. Johnson, 
zel attended UCLA, and was formerly employed by the Sun Life Assurance 

lys Bray has joined the staff of the Acquisitions Department as a Typist- 

eplacing Barbara Guthrie who has resigned to return to school. Miss Bray 

attended UCLA, and was formerly employed by the Royal Cathay China 
as a CI erk- Typi St . 


Resignations have been received from Margaret St. George, Senior Library 
Assistant, Art Library, to accept a position as Art Coordinator of the Moun- 
tain View Public School District; and Joyce Kerin, Typist-Clerk, Circulation 
Department, to accept a teaching position. 


Mr. I. D. Raymond and Mrs. Raymond, of Canberra, Austr ali a, vi si ted the 
Library on January 25, and were shown about by Mr. Moore. Mr. Raymond is to 
be Liaison Officer in New York for the Commonwealth National Library of 
Australia. lie will assist in building up his Library's research collections, 
particularly those of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial Library, in Canberra. 
Mr. Raymond discussed Farmington Plan matters here with Mr. O'Brien. 

Edwin T. Coman, Jr., Librarian of the new College of Letters and Science 
on the Riverside campus, visited UCLA on January 26^ with four of his key staff 
members: Mr. Gordon Martin, Reference Librarian, Mrs. Mabel Junkert, Head of 
the Serials Department, Miss Dorothea Berry, Assistant Reference Librarian, and 
Miss Marie Genung, Cataloger. They are making final plans for the opening of 
their library this month to the several hundred undergraduates who will consti- 
tute Riverside's first L. and S. student body. 

Recent visitors to the Library were Col. and Mrs. John 4goa. , Mrs. Agoa 
(Helen Shumaker) was formerly head of the Acquisitions Department. Colonel 
Agoa is en route to Japan, and Helen will ioin him there when housing is avail- 
abl e. 

Walter Kopp, Deputy Consul of the German Federal Republic for Los Angeles, 
and B. von Helmolt, Cultural Affairs Officer, were shown the Library by Profes- 
sor Eli Sobel, of the Department of Germanic Languages, on January 27. 

Miss Ruth McBirney, on a year's leave of absence from her post as Librar- 
ian of the American Library in Paris, visited Mr. Horn on January 29. David 
Heron conducted her on a brief tour of the Library. 

Professor Kenichi Nakaya, of the Department of American Studies in the 
University of Tokyo, who is engaged in research at Stanford this year, visited 
the Library on February 1 with Professors Leon Howard and Robert Wilson. This 
is Mr. Nakaya's fourth visit to the United States, and his second since the 
end of the war. 

Mrs . Mary Duncan Carter, of Montreal, former Director of the USC School 
of Library Science, and regional State Department Librarian in the Near East, 
visited the University Elementary School Library on January 27. 

William H. Shoemaker, chairman of the Department of Romance Languages and 
Literature in the University of Kansas, and visiting professor of Spanish at 
UCLA in the spring semester, called at the Library on February 3 with Professor 
John A. Crow of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. They were shown 
around by Ardis Lodge and Helene Schimansky. 

Dr. George Aziz, columnist and foreign news editor of Al Ahram, principal 
newspaper of Egypt, visited the Library on February 4 with Dean J. A. C. Grant. 
Dr. Aziz is a lecturer in law and iournalism at the American University at 
Cairo, and reports that Freeman Gossett, one-time student assistant in the 
Reference Department of the Library, is enjoying his history teaching at that 
University, where he has been since 1950. 

Irene Struffert , former member of the Catalog Department, and now Senior 
Reference Librarian at the Sacramento State College Library, visited old friend 
at the Library, on February 5. Miss Struffert returned to the States about a 
year ago after two years in Japan as an Army librarian. 

Pafie Ack erman's Report on Washington Workshop 

The workshop on "The Role of the Library in Professional Education, " one 
of six workshops held during the Second Annual Program Meeting of the Council 
on Social Work Education, in Washington, D. C. , January 27-30, offered to social 
workers and librarians the first opportunity to work out some of their problems 
together. Our Social Welfare and Graduate Reading Room Librarian, Miss Acker- 
man, and Miss Barbara J. Hudson, Librarian of the Bureau of Public Administra- 
tion in Berkeley, were the only representatives from west of Pittsburgh. Miss 
Ackerman reports that though the topic of this meeting was "broad enough to 
accomodate almost anything that anyone wanted to discuss," there were some 
fruitful considerations of common problems involving student - facul ty - 1 i brary 
relations, such as orientation courses, library participation in faculty meet- 
ings, and development of more adequate bibliographical aids. 

College and University Library Statistics. 1952/53 

The Library has recently received the two sets of annual tabulations of 
college and university library statistics compiled by the Princeton University 
Library and the Association of College and Reference Libraries. The latter 
figures appear in Coiiege and Research Libraries for January. 

In comparison with other institutions, the University of California 
libraries held the same general positions they held last year. UCLA crept 
ahead of Berkeley in the number of volumes added during the year (73,876 as 
against CU' s 65,703), but was still in sixth place nationally, and remained 
in eighteenth place in total number of volumes. (UCLA's Rose Bowl rival, 
Michigan State, added 75,723 volumes!) 

Per-student operating expenses at UCLA declined by $16.98, whereas 
Berkeley's rose by almost the same figure -- reflecting, in part, changes in 
enrol Imen t . 

Berkeley stayed ahead of the entire field in several respects. One of 
these was in its great collection of periodicals (21,025 titles), many of 
them in Slavic languages; UCLA's collection (14,182) ranked fourth, coming 
after third-place Illinois's 15,861. 

Alumni Magazine Features 1,000,000th Book 

Achievement of one-mi 1 lionth-book status by the Library is featured by 
The UCLA Alumni Magazine for January in an article entitled "UCLA Library 
Adds Its 1,000,000th Book." Pictures of the meeting of the Friends of the 
UCLA Library last November, at which the book was presented to the Library, 
accompany the article. 

Donald Davidson Editor of Building Plans Proceedings 

The Proceedings of the Second Library Building Plans Institute conducted 
by the ACRL Buildings Committee a year ago at the Midwinter ALA Conference in 
Chicago, have recently been published under the '•J^--""i«— -f n^„oi^ r no„;^. 

Summer Course at Berkeley 

The School of Librari anship on the Berkeley campus will offer courses dur- 
ing both summer sessions of 1954, from June 21 to September 11, according to 
Dean J. Periam Danton. 

Miss Jessie E. Boyd, lecturer in school administration and director ot 
school libraries in the Oakland Public Schools, will teach a course in School 
Library Administration during the first summer session, through July 31. A 
course dealing with special problems in classification and cataloging will be 
given by Miss Anne E. Markley, associate professor in the School of Librarian- 
ship. Two courses for beginning students, Communication and Acquisition and 
Selection of Library Materials, will be offered by Professor LeRoy C. Merritt. 
Any two of the above courses comprise a full graduate summer session program 
totaling four units. 

During the second summer session, from August 2 to September 11, Louis D. 
Sass, assistant professor of 1 ibrari anship , will give an intensive course in 
Bibliography and Reference, representing a full graduate program in itself. 

First-year students may register for either or both summer sessions, 
completing the full requirements for the Bachelor of Library Science degree in 
three summers. Students entering for the first time must apply in advance for 
admission to the Graduate Division as well as to the School of Librari anship. 


Successful Tours 

Yesterday the last of the tours of the campus libraries was held, marking 
the conclusion of this very successful and informative Staff Association pro- 
gram to acquaint staff members with the various libraries on the campus. The 
campus librarians proved to be excellent hosts to their many groups of visi- 
tors, and described their functions in effective fashion. It was a worth- 
while educational venture, and its success is attributable to the cooperation 
of the Staff Association Executive Board and the Librarian's Office. 

Tidal Wave of Students 

"The preparation of budget recommendations for 1954-55 has been 
more difficult than for any year since the middle of the depression. 
The University is not only facing a period of long-needed expansion 
in medicine, the most expensive kind of professional instruction, but 
is under pressure to augment its teaching facilities in anticipation 
of the tidal wave of students coming up tlirough the lower schools... 
At the same time the demand is insistent, and rightly so, that the 
budget for 1954-55 be an austerity budget... 

So writes President Sproul to the University's alumni in the February 
issue of Statewide University , in introducing a concise and forceful explan- 
ation of the University's position between the opposing requirements of 
economy and of expansion to provide for an anticipated 225 percent increase 
in enrollment by 1965. 

This detailed and graphic report, which would be enlightening (perhaps 
"required") reading for every Californian^ makes clear the fact that in terms 
of the State's expanding need for undergraduate instruction, as well as pro- 
fessional training and graduate research, the University's net rate of growth 
has been held back by rising costs of operation -- which have doubled in terms 
of value received per dollar since 1940. 

H.R.A. in Chicago 

The H. Richard Archers, "still living in the glow of pleasant memories 
of European travel -- seven countries from Inverness in the North to Capri in 
the South" -- are now established in Chicago. Archer writes that things are 
"going well at Lakeside -- after two days on the job." He can be reached in 
care of the R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company, 350 East 22nd Street, Chicago 16. 

Library School in Japan 

The 1954-55 Announcement Catalogue of the Japan Library School of Keio- 
Gijuku University, in Tokyo, has recently been received by the Library. This 
professional training program, established in 1951 under the auspices of the 
United States Department of Defense, is now jointly supported by Keio Univer- 
sity and the Rockefeller Foundation. The American Library Association assists 
the School in obtaining visiting faculty from this country and Canada. One 
member of the American faculty is now replaced each year by a Japanese faculty 
member, and in 1956 Keio University will assume complete responsibility for 
operation of the School. The first Japanese instructor to receive an appoint- 
ment is a young graduate of the first Library School class at Keio who has now 
returned to Japan after studying for an M. A. at George Peabody College, in 
Tennessee. The Director of the School is Robert L. Gitler, formerly Director 
of the University of Washington School of Librari anship. 

The Japan Library School offers the first course in 1 ibrari anship in Japan 
to be incorporated in a university curriculum. At Keio this has been included 
in the offerings of the Faculty of Literature. One of the unique features of 
the School's program is its provision for accepting students who have begun 
their studies in other Japanese universities -- a new departure in Japanese 
higher education. This acceptance of transfers has made it possible for the 
School to draw students from all parts of Japan and to select the best qualified 
candidates from among many applicants. The School will begin its fourth year of 
instruction in April. 


A Notable Report on Extension 

public is the principal duty." r ., ■ _ i? ► o;^ 

Describing and interpreting the principal programs of University Extension, 
Mr. Woods refers to the largest activity, that of class instruction (shown to 
have increased in enrollment from about 30,000 to 150,000 in this period); to 
the program "which comes most under criticism," the Admissions Program, which 
he concludes is- "a fair and honorable program and ... helps to maintain the 
admission standards of the University;" to the program of instruction to mem- 
bers of the armed services in Japan, Korea, Okinawa, the Philippines, and 
Guam through class courses in a lower division program of the College of 
Letters and Science; to the correspondence courses -- in volume, the second 
activity to class instruction; to the department of Conferences and Special 
Activities, which in 1951-52, managed about 150 conferences throughout the 
state with gross enrollment between 18,000 and 20,000, for the purpose of 
assisting civic, commercial, and industrial organizations and societies to con- 
sider problems of current importance to them; to the department of Audio-Visual 
Instruction -- "too optimistic a title," since at present it deals basically 
only with 16 mm. films; and finally, to the department of Lecture Service, which 
sends faculty lecturers to different places in the state. . 

Looking ahead to necessary development and projection of its program, Mr. 
Woods writes, "In the ten years just past University Extension has made much 
more progress in aiding professional advancement than it has in the fields of 
adjustment to civilization and adjustment to life as expressed in the liberal 
arts. It is to be hoped that the next ten years will bring much greater prog- 
ress in these latter fields, especially since it is in them that citizens 
(including ourselves) are most in need of understanding. 


Friends and defenders of the nursery rhyme are hereby alerted to a recent- 
ly published compilation by one Geoffrey Handl ey-Tay lor, entitled A Selected 
Bibliography of Literature Relating to Nursery Rhyme Reform., to Which is Added 
an Introductory Note and Statistical Analys is (4th edition: published by True 
Aim, in Manchester 1). The price is one bob. 

Gertrude Stein and Adult Education 

A delightfully frank exchange of letters between Gertrude Stein in Paris 
and Ellery Sedgwick, editor of The At lant ic Monthly, in Boston, from 1919 
until 1933, is published in the Yale University Library Gazette for January. 
Donald Gallup has edited these letters which have been presented to the Yale 
Library by the Editors of The Atlantic and Mr. Sedgwick, for its Gertrude 
Stein Collection, together with some of Miss Stein's letters to Mr. Sedgwick 
which she had given and bequeathed to the Library in 1946. The early letters 
were written during the time Gertrude Stein was having little success at 
getting her writing printed even in periodicals, and though The Atlantic's 
answers were always no, Sedgwick's replies were "expressed with varying 
degrees of sympathy and understanding." 

"I confess," Sedgwick wrote in 1927, concerning her volume. Composition 
as Exp lanat ion, "that I am lost in the mazes of your prose. I have read this 
'Impression' of Cezanne a dozen times at least, but am so accustomed to think- 
ing of words as conveying ideas, each with its little aura of suggestion, to 
be sure, but rather definite at the core, that to regard them as symbols of 
another kind is quite beyond me... You have taken a friendly interest in my 
training, and as an example of adult education it is an experiment worth try- 
ing! Perhaps you would some day write me an entirely intelligible comment 
upon these paragraphs of yours..." 

All this, of course, was several years before The At lant ic ' s capitula- 
tion to Miss Stein's charms, and subsequent spectacular success in publishing 
installments of The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas, in 1933. 

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Sequel to "Chain Reaction in Illinois" 

"Some 400 titles involving between 6,000 and 8,000 volumes which were 
removed from circulation in the Illinois State Library collection have 
been restored, according to a bulletin issued by the office ot Illinois Sec- 
retary of State Charles F. Carpentier," reports Publishers Weekly. January 
23, 1^)54. It is said that additional precautions are being taken to see 
that books meant for adult consumption are kept out of the hands of school 
children. the removal (see UCLA Librarian. January 2^, 1954) had begun when 
a mother in Olney, Illinois, had complained to the Sheriff that her 13-year- 
old daughter had obtained a copy of The Boy Came Back, by Charles R. Knicker- 
bocker, which was described by the Sheriff as "Communistic in purpose, 
thereby setting off a chain reaction which resulted in Mr. Carpentier's 
directive to the assistant state librarian to "take out of circulation all 
books now in the library which are in the same category as the book named, 
that is, books of a salacious, vulgar or obscene character." 


A Dangerous Word 

Several years ago the Greater New York Safety Council became alarmed wl 
they discovered that many housewives' interpreted the word "inflammable" as 
"nonflammable." Several other safety-minded organizations, such as the Ameri- 
can Standards Association, the National Fire Prevention Association, and the 
American Society for Testing Materials, also worried over the fact that mis- 
construing of a single word might send someone up in smoke, and began to agitate 
for adoption of the word "flammable," in place of "inflammable," as more 
readily understandable. The NFPA Fire News reported in 1950 that the Congress 
of the United States had recognized the situation and that the Civil Aeronautics 
Board had gone on record as favoring "flammable. 

The result of all this lively interest in a mere word was that no less an 
authority than Webs te r ' s New International Die t lonary itself took note of the 
problem in its Second Edition (1951), indicating that flammable is "preferred 
for technical use to inflammable because of possible ambiguity of the in- prefix." 

How about a dissertation on "Employment of Pressure Group Tactics in Lex- 
icographical Reform?" 

And Now CU 

As Mr. Coney left Berkeley a couple of weeks ago for the library meetings 
in the Middle West, and then for New York, where he was to take off last Friday 
for Frankfurt, "in the hands of the West German government for a month seeing 
libraries and similar things the length and breadth of West Germany," he ex- 
pressed alarm (in CU News, January 28, 1954) over the epidemic of absenteeism 
he has seen spreading over some of the principal libraries of California. Mr. 
Powell, he observed, was to have departed the day before for a semester at 
Columbia; on January 2 Mr. Swank left Stanford for Manila as an adviser to the 
University of the Philippines; some months ago Mr. Stieg of USC had gone to 
the Philippines on a Fulbright; before that, Mr. Madden of Fresno State had 
left for Vienna as a Fulbright lecturer. Fortunately, he said, Mrs. Zimmerman 
of the State Library will have returned from her trip on a Navy hospital ship 
to the Hawaiian Islands with a party of 17 eminent women. 

"If California libraries do not collapse within the next few weeks," Mr. 
Coney concludes in his Au f Wiedersehen message to his staff, "it will be 
apparent that the State can get along without a number of expensive librarians." 

UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office. 
Editor: Everett Moore. Contributors to this issue: David W. Heron, Paul M. 
Miles, Helene Schimansky, Elsie F. Unterberg, Florence Williams. 







Volume 7, Number 11 

February 26, 1954 

From the Librarian (Report from Morningside Heights, 1) 

My students will have to speak for themselves, but as for me, I love 

ly witn iiorary 
experience, some foreign students, and all mature persons, making talking- 
down unnecessary. My seminar of eight advanced students, most all holding 
full-time positions in neighboring libraries, is on "Major Issues of Admin- 
istration in Large Libraries." I'll be learning, as well as teaching. 

Dean White and his colleagues have given me a warm welcome. I have an 
office on the 6th floor of the Butler Library, adjoining the Library School 
Library, a laboratory collection better than any I have ever seen. The 
Library staff also has been cordial and helpful, and many nice things have I 
heard about the work of Ardis Lodge and of how they miss Jean Macalister 
Moore. The Head of Special Collections is my old California friend, Roland 
Baughman. Butler is a huge, elegant, dynamic center, truly the heart of 
Columbia, and I feel knowledge fairly seeping into me during the many hours 
I spend daily under its roof. 

In addition to class and seminar work and some writing projects I brought 
with me, I am preparing lectures to give next month at the Grolier Club here 
in New York and at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, and in Atlanta 
during April. I shall be visiting the library schools of Pratt Institute in 
Brooklyn and Simmons College in Boston, and plan to go to Washington and New 
Haven before the spring is over. 

The weather has been varied. Madison was clear and cold, with snow on 
the ground. Chicago was cold and windy with snow flurries. A UCLA reunion 
was held at the Lakeside Press when Harlow, Vosper, and Powell ascended on 
Archer. H. R. A. has a lofty Gothic sanctuary from southside squalor, and we 
were impressed by the magnitude of the R. R. Donnelley plant and the position 
of great usefulness Archer occupies. 

I also visited the University of Chicago Library, the Midwest Inter- 
library Center, and my friend Jens Nyholm at Northwestern. Two responsibili- 
ties were relinquished when I turned over the Chairmanship of the ACRL' s 
University Library section to Columbia's Richard Logsdon, and Membership on the 
Association of Research Libraries Advisory Committee to Eugene Wilson of 

The weather in New York has ranged from 10° above to 65° above, and 
within three days. I am confused as to what to put on in the morning. Bob 
Campbell phonedf rom a booksell ers convention here to say hello, and I chatted 
with Professor Putnam at lunch in the Faculty Club, I have been in a couple 
of bookshops with the usual results: goods and invoice in triplicate are go- 
ing forward to 405 Hilgard. 

It's a good life, for a few months, but I say again what I said to the 
staff in parting: I hold a roundtrip ticket. 



Margaret A. Collins has been appointed Senior Library Assistant in the 
Acquisitions Department, replacing Charys Weems, who has accepted a part-time 
position on campus. Miss Collins attended Mundelein College and DePaul Uni- 
versity, in Chicago. She was for four years curator of the Railroad Archives, 
and library assistant at the Newberry Library. 

Lois Crawford, who has been appointed Typist-Clerk in the Engineering 
Library, received her B.A. from Ohio State University in 1951, and formerly 
worked with the Los Angeles Board of Education and the University Registrar's 

Mrs'. Barbara Lewis, who has been appointed Typist-Clerk in the Catalog 
Department, has attended the University of Badlands, Los Angeles City College, 
and UCLA. 

Resignations have been received from: Mary Cobb, Librarian-1, in the 
Biomedical Library, to accept a position of librarian with the Air Force in 
Tripoli; Michele Shepard, Senior Typist -Clerk, Photographic Service; and 
Helen Henderson , Senior Library Assistant in the Reserve Book Room of the 
Circulation Department. 

Library Exhibitions 

English and American Children' s Books From 1700 to 1900 will be on ex- 
hibition throughout the Library from about the first of March through the 
second week in April. In addition to serving as a sort of visual-aid sup- 
plement to the increasingly popular course in literature for children taught 
by Librarian Winifred Walker of the University Elementary School, the exhi- 
bition will offer a survey of representative material from the Olive Percival 
and Michael Sadleir Collections, as well as other juvenilia, adolescentia, 
and infantilia from among the Rare Books. In general, the display will follow 
the changes of emphasis in children's books from the grisly moral tales of 
the 18th century through the sumptuous whimsies of Victorian England. 

The notable exhibitions of books from the Pickering Collection and of 
calligraphy' by Hermann Zapf of Frankfurt are on view through the end of this 

Course in Children's Literature Offered Again 

English 118, the course in Children's Literature, is again being given 
this semester by Mrs. Winifred Walker, UES Librarian. Capacity enrollment 
of 180 makes it one of the most popular of upper division English courses. 
Visitors from the Library are welcome: Royce Hall 314, Monday, Wednesday, 
and Friday at 9 a.m. 

Biomedical Processing 

Since February 1, the Biomedical Library has been handling processing 
of all materials for the Biology Library. Subject matter falling within the 
scope of the Armed Forces Medical Library classification scheme will be 
classified according to that scheme; subject matter outside its scope will 
continue to be classified according to the Library of Congress, as is now 
being done in the Biomedical Library. Titles received after the above date 
will appear in both the Biology Library catalog and the Biomedical Library 
catalog, but will not appear in the public catalog of the Main Library un- 
til the collections are consolidated in the new buildings this summer. 

Branch Librarians at ERR 

Grace Hunt was hostess to the regular monthly meeting of the branch 
librarians, in the English Reading Room, on February 11. Mr. Horn attended 
the meeting briefly to speak on 1955/56 budget planning, Mr. O'Brien and 
Miss Rosenberg explained the new procedures in bibliographic checking, and 
Miss Lodge outlined the procedures to be followed in keeping and reporting 
reference statistics. Gordon Williams presided. 


Mr. Jack Barbash, economist, visited the Institute of Industrial Rela- 
tions Library on February 9, with Director Edgar L. Warren. Mr. Barbash was 
lormerly staff director of the United States Senate Subcommittee on Labor- 
Management Relations, and is the author of Labor Unions in Action and Unions 
and Telephones . 

Helen Jane Jones and Ritsuko Kawakami , former members of the Catalog 
Department, now on the staff of the Los Angeles County Law Library, visited 
the Library on February 12. 

Mr. Gordon B. Oakeshott , Supervising Mining Geologist of the California 
Division of Mines, and Mr. Oliver E. Bowen, Jr., also of the Division of 
Mines, were recent visitors to the Geology Library. 

Participating in the University's celebration of Boy Scout Week, the 
Library was host, on February 11, to Chancel lor- fo r- the Day, Tom Bi llings , 
and his Dean of Students, Dave Wilson. They inspected the Library with Brent 
Bowen, of the Dean of Students' Office, and David Heron. 

Two University visitors who will be using the Agricultural Library dur- 
ing the current semester are Mr. Julian A. Agati, of the Philippine Bureau 
of Plant Industry, and Professor George J. Raleigh, of the College of Agri- 
culture of Cornell University. Mr. Agati, who is studying all phases of 
plant pathology, especially virus and fungus diseases of plants, will divide 
his time between the Los Angeles, Davis, Riverside, and Berkeley campuses. 
Professor Raleigh is making a study of the various vegetable-crop producing 
areas of California. 

Mrs. Effie Flanagan, formerly of the Acquisitions Department, visited 
the Library on February 12. 

Miss Lorraine Pratt, Librarian of the Stanford Research Institute, and 
Mrs. Marjorie L. Cox, Technical Reports Librarian of the Division of Applied 
Science, Harvard University, visited the Engineering Library on February 16. 
Mrs. Cox is on a six-month leave of absence to serve as documents advisor at 
the Stanford Research Insitute, Stanford, California. She and Miss Pratt 
are studying the indexing and handling of technical reports in various 
special libraries of southern California. 

J. W. Hoover, of Houston, Texas, President of the Chevron Oil Company, 
geophysical exploration subsidiary of Standard of California, was shown the 
Geology Library, on February 17, by Professor Cordell Durrell. Martin Van 
Couvering, consulting geologist of Los Angeles, and generous donor of 
geological materials to the Library, was another recent visitor. 

Professor Robert M. Hagan. of the Department of Irrigation on the Davis 
campus, visited the Agriculture Library on February 9. 

Mr. Geoffrey Andrew, Dean and Deputy President of the University of 
British Columbia, was a recent campus visitor, and was conducted through the 
Library by Mr. Horn. Mr. Andrew is also a professor in the Department of 
English, a member of the Library Committee at U. B. C. , and a close friend of 
Neal Harlow, from whom he brought greetings to the staff. 

Professor Genevieve Haight, of the Department of English on the Santa 
Barbara Campus, recently visited the University Elementary School Library 
to discuss the teaching of children's literature with Mrs. Walker. 

Fraser Lecture 

Ian Forbes Fraser, Director of the American Library in Paris, lectured 
on the campus last week on "The Influence of American Culture on France 
Since the War. " He was introduced by Mr. Horn. Mr. Fraser, who was a member 
of the faculty of Columbia University from 1930 to 1947, and has published 
two books on French Canada, directed the Maison Francaise at Columbia for 
six years and the American Military University in Paris in 1945 and 1946. 
He is a professor in the Ecole Superieur de Guerre, and a Chevalier of the 
Legion of Honor. He expressed concern as to the efficacy of official 
American efforts to counter Soviet propaganda, and described the American 
Library, representing the high standards of public 1 ibrarianship in the 
United States, as a successful exemplar of American culture in France. 

CSEA — 24th General Council 

The meeting of the 24th General Council of the California State Employ- 
ees Association, held at the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, February 12 - 14, 
will be reported in detail by Chapter 44 (UCLA's) and the Headquarters Office. 
The total impression of the meeting was that it was conducted with remarkable 
dispatch and yet without sacrificing full and careful consideration of all 
business of the agenda. 

Any member, chapter, or group of members can bring a proposal (submitted 
in the form of a resolution) to CSEA' s legislative body, the General Council. 
Resolutions submitted before a given date are printed and distributed to del- 
egates for study in advance of the Council meeting. These resolutions, and 
those received later, are thoroughly debated in open hearings of five resolu- 
tions committees which meet the day before the Council convenes. The Com- 
mittees recommend adoption, rejection, referral, or amendment of resolutions 
to the 500 official delegates of the Council, who vote on each resolution. 
If the resolutions committees do their work thoroughly, the critical voting 
body usually follows the recommendations and the business is transacted 
quickly. This was generally true of the last session. 

An announcement will soon be made of a meeting of Chapter 44 at which 
delegates and officers will report in detail on the Council meeting. The 
business of CSEA is of concern to all of us and should be followed closely. 

A.H.H. in Charge of Two States 

Mr. Horn has been appointed to the Membership Committee of the Society 
of 'American Archivists for 1954, one of two members representing Region 2, 
which covers California, Arizona, and Nevada. Mr. Philip C. Brooks of Palo 
Alto is given responsibility for the California part of the region, and Mr. 
Horn the Arizona and Nevada area. 

Revision of Staff Handbook 

The third edition of the Staff Handbook, revised by Betty Norton, Mary 
Kerr, and Mary Lois Rice, was distributed to Library staff members last 
week. It is planned to present a copy to each new member of the Library 

If you have not yet received your copy, please see your departmental 
Staff Association membership representative. 

Biomedical is Big News 

Louise Darling and her Biomedical Library were the subject of a nice 
article in the Los Angeles Times on Sunday, February 14, and a piece on the 
front page of the Westwood Hills Press on the 18th. The articles reviewed 
the brief but impressive history of the Library since its beginning in 1948, 
and referred to "this attractive and personable young woman" as the one to 
whom has fallen the task of collecting the new 85 , 000 - volume library. Both 
papers included "ports." (smiling) of Miss Darling. 

Association of Law Libraries Meeting Tonight 

The Southern California Association of Law Libraries will meet on the 
UCLA campus tonight at 8 o'clock in the Faculty Lounge of the School of Law. 
Mr. .John R. Van de Water, attorney and Assistant Professor of Business Law 
in the School of Business Administration, will speak on the proposed amend- 
ments to the Taft-Hartley Act and their economic, sociological, and legal 
implications. Mrs. Frances Holbrook, Law School Cataloger, and President 
of the Association, invites all members of the Library staff to attend, and 
to call Extension 791 if they are coming, so that necessary seating arrange- 
ments can be made. 

UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office. 
Editor: Everett Moore. Contributor s to this issue: Johanna Alierding 
William W. BeUin, Dora Gerard, Anthony Greco, Jr., David W. Heron, 
Frances K. Holbrook, Paul M. Miles, Helene E. Schimansky, Robert A. 
Thomason, Elsie F. Unterberg, Florence Williams, Gordon Williams. 






Volume 7, Number 12 

March 12, 1954 

Staff Association Will Present Professor Wahlgren 

Erik Wahlgren, Associate Professor of Scandinavian and German, will 
address the Staff Association on Thursday afternoon, March 25 at 4 o'clock in 
the Staff Room. Recently Professor Wahlgren demonstrated that the famous 
Kensington Rune Stone which was discovered in 1898 on a Douglas County, 
Minnesota, farm was a hoax. This stone told of an alleged royal joint Nor- 
wegian-Swedish expedition to Minnesota in 1362, and for 55 years was accepted 
as evidence that Scandinavian explorers visited America 130 years before^ 
Columbus. Mr. Wahlgren will tell of his. work as detective in this expose. 


Louise D. Riedel has been appointed Senior Library Assistant in the Cir- 
culation Department (RBR). Miss Riedel received her B.A. from Olivet College, 
Michigan, in 1952, where she was employed at the College Library as a student, 
and later as full-time Library Assistant to the Head Librarian. 

Mrs. Lauha V. Taal, who has been appointed Typist-Clerk in the Catalog 
Department, attended the University of Helsinki and UCLA, and received her B. S. 
here in February. Mrs.. Taal was employed in the Doheny Library at U.S.C. for 
three years. 

Sharon Mulcahy, who has received a temporary appointment as Typist-Clerk 
in the Acquisitions Department, has attended UCLA and the University of Nevada. 

Mary L. Nunn has been reclassified from Typist-Clerk to Senior Library 
Assistant, in the Acquisitions Department. 

.And Personal 

Sumiko Shirafuji, of the Engineering Library staff, 
28th of February to Mr. Willie Tsusaki, in the Centenary 
Los Angeles. 

Distinguished Medical Visitor 

Dr. Pouglas Guthrie, Lecturer on the History of Medicine, 
University, and Curator of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, was 
guest-patron of the Biomedical Library last week, while he was 
in southern California at the , beginning of a nation-wide lectu 
Society for the History of Medical Science heard from him abou 
Days of Scottish Medicine, " on March 1, at the first of these 
renowned not only for his achievements in medical history and 
several Scottish scientific groups, but also for his specializ 
otolaryngology and as a consulting surgeon at the Edinburgh Ro 
for Sick Children. Dr. Guthrie, accompanied by his wife, is n 
across the United States, in the course of which he will prese 
two famous annual lectures: the Clendening Lectures at the Un 
Kansas, and the Woodward Lecture to members of the American As 
the History of Medicine, in New Haven. 

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Visi tors 

Wilhelm Martin Luther, Acting Director of the Library in the Georg August 
Universit3t zu Gftttingen, was shown the Library, on February 26, by Professor " 
Walter Rubsamen, of the Department of Music, and Messrs. Engelbarts and Heron. i^ 
Mr. Luther is one of the foremost German authorities on sacred music. He is i 
the author of a number of works on musicology and, most recently, a handbook on , 
library administration. . 

Frank S. Simons, of the United States Geological Survey, visited the Geol- | 
ogy Library on March 3, with Professor Cordell Durrell. Mr. Simons, an alumnus 
of UCLA, is returning soon to Lima, Peru, where he is helping to train Peruvian ' 
scientific personnel under the Point Four technical assistance program. 

Professor L.J.H. Teakle, Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture, in the Univer- 
sity of Queensland, visited the Library with Dora Gerard, on February 17, 
following his lecture to the staff of the College of Agriculture on soil and 
irrigation problems in Australia. He expressed agreeable surprise at the large i 
number of Australian serial titles received in this Library. I 

Mrs. Pearl Ward, Librarian at George Pepperdine College, visited the Uni- ! 
versity Elementary School Library, on February 26, to discuss the teaching of | 
children's literature with Winifred Walker. 

Paul Goldfinger , Professor of Photochemistry at the Universite Libre de 
Bruxelles, visited the Chemistry Library, on February 16, following a seminar 
discussion with members and students of the Chemistry Department. Other recent 
visitors to the Chemistry Library were Professor Charles R. Wilke, Chairman of 
the Division of Chemical Engineering on the Berkeley Campus, and Mr. Spencer 
Davies, of the National Broadcasting Company, who used the facilities of the 
Library for preparation of material on the lives and work of famous chemists 
for the television program, "Hall of Fame," on February 28. 

His Eminence James Francis Cardinal Mclntyre , Homan Catholic Archbishop of 
Los Angeles, visited the English Reading Room, on February 25, on the occasion of 
his address to the student body at the University meeting. He was escorted by 
Professor Frank Wadsworth of the English Department. 

Mr. B. C. Browne, Professor of Geodesy and Geophysics at Cambridge Univer- 
sity, and Fellow at Trinity College, is using the Geology Library this semester 
for research on the submarine gravity project in which he is participating under 
the sponsorship of the Institute of Geophysics. 

Professor John A. Hockett brought his class in kindergarten-primary educa- 
tion to the Elementary School Library, on March 3, for a lecture on children's 
literature and story telling techniques by Librarian Winifred Walker. 

A Bibliography of Bancroft Imprints I 

In connection with Henry R. Wagner's current project of compiling a biblio- 
graphy of H.H. Bancroft imprints, Mrs. Ruth F. Axe, secretary to Dr. Wagner, 
recently visited the Library to study our holdings in this regard. She was 
particularly concerned with the location of variant editions of Bancroft's Book 
of the Fair and Book of Wealth. Photostats of advertisements in the end papers 
of the Book of the Fair furnished Dr. Wagner with information about Bancroft 
publications in the 1890's. 

Two weeks ago Messrs. Ralph Lyon and James Mink, of Special Collections, 
visited Dr. Wagner in his home in San Marino, and heard many interesting anec- 
dotes relating to the provenance of some of the famous collections of 
Cal i forniana. 

A Barnes Baby 

The birth of a daughter, Rachel Mary, to Eugene and Katherine (Jett) 
Barnes on February 20, has been announced from Eugene, Oregon, where Gene and 
Katie, both former Uclans, now live. Gene is head of the Order Department of. 
the University of Oregon Library. 


UCLA Librarian March 12, 1954 67 

Children's Librarian Fellowships 

Two Children's Librarian Fellowships of $1,000 each have been provided 
for library school students in California library schools, for 1954-55, by 
the California Congress of Parents and Teachers, through its Committee on 
Student Loans, Scholarships, and Fellowships. These awards continue those 
first made last year for the encouragement of library work with children and 
youth. While recipients are not limited to Cal i fo rni ans, the successful 
applicants must agree to spend two years following graduation in library work 
with children and young people in California. 

The fellowships have been assigned to the library schools at UC and USC. 
Applications and inquiries about admission requirements should be addressed 
to the Deans of the respective schools. The final date for application is 
April 15, 1954. 

Minnesota Lecturer at S.C. 

Dr. Dora V. Smith, Professor Children's and Adolescent Literature at the 


• t 

University of Minnesota, is to speak at U.S.C. on Friday, March 26, at 4 p 
in the Art and Lecture Room of the Doheny Library, under the auspices of the 
School of Library Science. A tea in the Colonial Rooms of the Library will 
precede the lecture, from 3:15 to 4 p.m. Those planning to attend are asked 
to call Richmond 2311, Extension 429. 

The LC Peport -- and L.H.E.'s Administration 

Once again the Annual Report of the Librarian of Congress (for the year 
ending June 30, 1953) is a document which reflects an ever-increasing variety 
of activity in the national library. In this recently published report, by 
Acting Librarian of Congress, Verner W. Clapp, we can read that both the Copy- 
right Office and the catalog card distribution service are now million-dollar 
operations; that the weightiest task of the year was the preparation of the 
quinquenial 24-volume cumulation of the LC Author Catalog; that the Library 
acquired 4,400,000 pieces as compared with 3,882,200 in the previous year; 
that every member of the Senate and House of Representatives made use of the 
collections during the year; that some 710,000 readers, writers, and research 
workers used the Library and consulted 2,148,350 volumes and other units of 
the collections; that 875,000 visitors came to see the Library and its special 
exhibits, the most popular of which was a display of manuscripts and rare Bibles 
commemorating the 500th anniversary of the Gutenberg Bible; and that 36 chamber 
music concerts were presented in the Library under the Whittall and Coolidge 

To librarians all over the country, however, even more interesting than 
these records of achievement will be the account in the first 14 pages of the 
eight years of service by the former Librarian of Congress, Luther H. Evans, 
who resigned on July 5 to become Director General of Unesco. "Dr. Evans had 
held the doors of the Library open wide upon the world, and during his librar- 
ianship he had himself taken an increasingly active part in international 
affairs, " Mr. Clapp writes. He had been charged with the carrying out of two 
directives from the President, when he was appointed Librarian of Congress: 
to advance research as a necessary adjunct to the legislative process and to 
cooperate to the fullest degree possible in strengthening the American library 
system by the development of other libraries. The progress made along both 
these lines is well delineated in this Report. And as a last great contribu- 
tion by Dr. Evans to American librari anship Mr. Clapp cites his championing 
of the position taken against censorship in the Library Bill of Rights, and 
the drafting by a committee under his leadership last May of the important 
pronouncement entitled "Freedom to Read," which was endorsed by the American 
Book Publishers Council and the American Library Association. All librarians 
may take pride in the kind of leadership in their profession which has been 
exemplified by Luther Evans's administration. 

68' UCLA Librarian March 12, 1954 

Completion of Santa Barbara College Library 

Donald C. Davidson, Librarian of Santa Barbara College, has recently 
announced that University officials have accepted the newly constructed 
Library Building on the campus at Goleta. The furniture and book stacks air. 
still to be installed. The Library, which is to have space for lOU.OOO 
volumes, is the first permanent building to be completed on the new 4yB-acre 
seashore campus of the College. Furniture and stacks are to be in place by 
April, and the Library's books which are now in temporary storage will be 
shelved there at that time. The moving of the major portion of the collection 
from the present library on the Riviera campus will be done immediately follow- 
ing the summer session, in time for the opening of the new campus next fall. 

Reading Room Dedicated to Miss Roewekamp 

A reading room in the East Los Angeles Junior College Library was ded- 
icated on February 26th to the memory of Carla Louise Roewekamp, whom many 
staff members remember as one of the young leaders among college librarians 
in southern California until her death in 1950. 

ACRL Microcard Series 

Among the publications in the ACRL Microcard Series, of which the Library 
has recently received the first eight, is H. Richard Archer's M. A. Thesis 
presented at the School of Librari anship at Berkeley, in 1943, entitled A Sur- 
vey of the History of Printing, Type founding and Bookse lling in Seventeenth 
Century England. . . Publication of the series was started last year by the 
University of Rochester Press for the Association of College and Reference 
Libraries. Other titles in the series include Robert L. Talmadge's Prac tices 
and Policies of Reference Department s .. .Concerning the Preparation of Bible- 
ographies (1951), Ruth Robinson Perry's Clandestine Publications Issued in ' 

Belgium During the German Occupation, 191^-1918, (1939) and Katherine Karpen- 
stein's Illustrations of the West in Congressional Documents, 18^3-1863 (19 39). 
All are master's theses presented at the Illinois, Columbia, and U.C. library 
school s. 

A Winter' s Tale 

The Government Printing Office recently issued an inviting leaflet entitled 
"For Winter Reading," illustrated on the cover with a blue and white drawing 
of a gaily bundled-up lass collecting her mail from a rural delivery box peep- 
ing out of the snowdrifts. A look inside the leaflet reveals further decora- 
tive touches to this festive list -- a rollicking snowman, a skier headed down 
the slope, a dainty skater doing loops on the ice -- and among the items listed 
there, which we probably will want to curl up with by the warm fire is a pub- 
lication called The Gas Mask ( "Published for the information and use of 
personnel charged with the issue, fitting, maintenance, and repair of...") 

More Like a Librarian 

"... a slightly-built, soft-spoken physicist who looks more like a librarian 
than a mountain climber ..." is the way an astonished UP reporter recently des- 
cribed William E. Si ri , of the Berkeley campus, *ho is leading an expedition 
this spring to Makalu, in the Himalayas, the fourth highest mountain in the world. 

Tightening Up in Michigan 

The Daily Bruin reports the news that a student must be able to write in 
order to graduate from Michigan State College, under a new ruling there which 
states that seniors can't graduate until their "writing technique is improved 
to a point where they can write legibly," MSC has not yet ruled that students 
must learn to read, the DB adds. 

UCLA Librarian March 12, 1954 


The New Library at Riverside 

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of th 

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g is 

A library without hallways, 
with few inner dividing walls, in 
which reading space and book stacks 
are merged, in which one may stand 
in the center of the building and 
look out through broad windows in 
four directions: these are some of 
the architectural delights that a 
visTtor to the recently opened 
Letters and Science Library on the 
University's Riverside Campus may 
experi ence . 

Students of library architec- 
ture have long since become fam- 
iliar with principles of modular 
design, of the flexible use of 
space, and of the employment of 
newly developed building materials, 

ds of lighting, enlivening color schemes, and furniture designed 
convenience. We can now see in the University's most recently 

the results of years of planning according to these principles, 
a product of their adaptation to the immediate and local needs 

campus which the library is to serve. 

Last week our staff reporter went out to Riverside to see for himself how 
the ideas of the planners -- the librarians and teachers and architects -- had 
been translated into a working library building. This report will not attempt 
to survey the building in detail, for this will be done in due time by the 
architectural and library journals. It is pertinent, though, to remark on the 
special significance this new library holds for University of California 
librarians, as an intimation of the kind of facility that can be achieved when 
educational policies and planning are sufficiently clear and carefully developed. 

The layout of the new Riverside library can best be appreciated when the 
educational scheme of the College itself is understood. Its program is arranged 
according to several broad fields of study: the humanities, the social sciences, 
the life and physical sciences, and physical education. As excessive depart- 
mentalization is being avoided in the teaching program, so it is being guarded 
against in the organization of materials and services in the library. As 
Librarian Edwin T. Coman, Jr., has said, the Library will be the laboratory of 
the social science and humanities students, and has been located next to the 
Social Science-Humanities Building, "the domicile of its best customers." 

In anticipation of a strong teaching program in these fields, under a most 
carefully selected faculty brought together from many colleges and universities 
in California and other states, the Library provides completely open book 
stacks, for the free use of practically all of the materials in the collection. 
Students not only will be permitted to browse among the shelves of books but 
will be compelled to search for their own books (which seems like an agreeable 
compulsion) -- always, of course, with the ready help of reference librarians. 

The reference librarians too will be compelled to roam about the stacks, 
and will seldom be tied to their d'esk, for the major portion of the non-cir- 
culating reference collection itself will be dispersed throughout the subject 
areas by which the general collections are arranged. In effect, as Mr. Coman 
points out, the entire resources of the Library will form the reference collec- 
tion. Only a relatively small collection of general reference materials will 
be grouped separately, near the card catalog and circulation desk, for con- 
venient use. 

70 UCLA Librarian March 12, 1954 j 

Some Links With UCLA . There are some strong links between Riverside and | 
UCLA. The Provost of the Riverside Campus, Gordon S. Watkins, was for many J 
years Professor of Economics and Dean of the College of Letters and Science on I 
the Los Angeles Campus; and Professor John W. Olmsted, Cliairman of the Division i 
of Humanities at Riverside, was until last year Professor of History at UCLA. j 
Several faculty members in the new college were recruited from this campus, as [ 
from Berkeley, and from Stanford, Occidental, Caltech, Pomona, and Mills, and • 
various colleges and universities to the north and east. > 

In planning the Library itself, one of the principal advisors in laying { 
out the basic plans was Neal Harlow, now Librarian of the University of British 
Columbia, then Assistant UCLA Librarian, fresh from his experiences at expedit- 
ing and trouble-shooting the construction of our east wing and the remodelling 
of the west wing. He and members of the Office of Architects and Engineers on 
the Los Angeles campus consulted frequently with Mr. Coman on the early plans 
for the new library. 

Building the Collection . Three years ago Mr. Coman was brought to River- 
side from Stanford, where he had been Director of the Graduate School of Busi- 
ness Library, and Professor of Business History, to undertake the organization 
of the L. & S. Library. He immediately began to gather the books which were 
to go into its collection, storing them first in the former Provost's residence 
on the Riverside campus, and then, as he outgrew this space, in spots all over 
the campus. The Library has opened with a collection of about 27,000 volumes, 
750 periodicals, 15 newspapers, and a number of pamphlets and government pub- 
lications. Space has been provided for about 150,000 volumes. In addition to 
purchases, Mr. Coman has taken advantage of available duplicate materials in 
the Los Angeles and Berkeley Libraries, wherever these have filled the needs of 
his col lection . 

Although the college is beginning its operation with fewer than 200 students, 
the University expects about 1500 students on the Riverside campus before many 

Citrus Experiment Station Library . The Riverside campus is of course not 
a new one, the Citrus Experiment Station having been established there in 1913. 
Those who have been acquainted with the campus have long known of the important 
Experiment Station Library, under the direction of Miss Margaret S. Buvens. It 
contains the finest collection of materials on subtropical horticulture west of 
the Atlantic seaboard. Having operated for many years in badly cramped quar- 
ters, this library has moved to the new Library Building, and occupies a little 
less than half of its second floor. Miss Buvens and her staff continue to 
serve their Experiment Station readers in more comfortable and more efficiently 
arranged surroundings; so far, she reports, none are discomfited by the color- 
fully upholstered easy chairs placed here and there in the reading room, nor 
are the old documentary materials disquieted by finding themselves on new steel 
shelving of a pleasing shade of green-blue. 

The Staff . The Riverside Library staff also has been carefully selected to i 
include librarians with special qualifications and experience in various fields. I 
It now numbers 14, and includes Gordon Martin, Reference Librarian, formerly i 
of the San Jose State College, University of Minnesota, and University of Chic- 
ago libraries; Marie Genung, Cataloger, formerly head cataloger at Mills 
College; George T. Smisor, Order Librarian, who recently was the head of the 
Library of Congress microfilm project in Mexico; Dorothea Berry, Assistant 
Reference Librarian, formerly with the libraries at the College of the Pacific 
and Butler University; Sally Burg, Assistant Cataloger, formerly of the Univer- 
sity of Michigan and University of Illinois libraries and the Fifth Army Head- 
quarters; and Mrs. Mabel Junkert, Principal Library Assistant in Charge of 
Periodical s. 

UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office. Editor: 
Everett Moore. Contributors to this issue: Eve A. Dolbee, Dora Gerard, Anthony 
Greco. David W. Heron, Grace Huat . Ralph Lyon, Jr., Paul M. Miles, Helene E. 
Schimansky, ^Vinifred V. Walker, Florence G. Williams, L. Kenneth Wilson. 
Artist: William W. Bellin. 






Volume 7, Number 13 

March 26, 1954 

Report from Morninpside Heights: II 

Last week I carried out a mission for the UCLA Library which led me to 
noom 3338 of the United Nations Secretariat Building, that high steel and 
glass honeycomb on the shore of the East Biver which, to many, houses the 
hope of the world. It was one of the most important and rewarding collect- 
ing missions 1 have ever been on, and I finished it with a renewed feeling 
of pride in the University we serve. This mission originated in the Alumni- 
Legislators Day held at Westwood in January, when my table-mate at luncheon 
was William E. Forbes, '27, now manager of the Southern California Music 
Company. We were talking about the Library's collecting program, particular- 
ly as it related to alumni achievement, when he asked "How about my class- 
mate, Ralph Bunche? Would you like me to make inquiries?" "We'd be proud 
to have his papers," I replied. 

The Forbes fol low- through was swift and effective, and thus it was that 
I found my way last week to the high office of Dr. Bunche, Director of the 
Trusteeship department of the United Nations. It was my first personal 
acquaintance with this famous son of UCLA, although I had heard his brilliant 
I'^SO Commencement address in Hollywood Bowl. He is cordial, modest, simple, 
and direct, and best of all from a librarian's point of view, a natural 
collector. He has saved all of his records back to the Valedictorian's 
address he gave at the 1927 Commencement. 

All of these personal and semi-official records, journals, correspondence, 
manuscripts, etc. -- excluding of course official papers belonging to the U.N. 
-- Dr. Bunche generously offered to the library. lie was pleased to know they 
will be placed in the Department of Special Collections next to the papers of 
his former teacher, Clarence A. Dykstra, where they will serve eventually as 
source material for the study of the education and rise of one of the ablest 
public servants of our time. 

I found Ralph Bunche full of affectionate reminiscences of life on the 
Vermont Campus during the 1920' s, particularly of Dean Rieber (he recalled the 
Dean's habit of copying poems on the cardboard dividers in Shredded Wheat 
packages), of Professor Blanchard (he was glad to hear of the rich Blanchard 
bequest of books and money), of the Bruin musicians Vickers Beall (he did not 
know of Vic's tragic death), Scuddej Nash, and Gordon llolmquist, with whom I 
used to play, and of the athletic rivalry between "the Branch" and Oxy (Bunche 
starred in basketball), "There was something good in the UCLA atmosphere from 
the beginning, " he said, 

wall of Dr. Bunche's office is lined with books. "The overflow 
explained, and from the top shelf took down binders of mounted 
"Would you want these?" he asked. They were hundreds of letters 
notables, offering congratulations upon award of the Nobel Peace 
imagine my answer. 

will commence sorting and forwarding material to the library, 
your vacation?" I ventured. He laughed. "My last real vacation 

I get started on them all right, then I am called back. I'm leav- 
the Near East to head a committee on the water problem in Jordan. 

with the oeooles of the region, rather 
that Mr. Hammerskjold gave me this 
although as a former southern Californian water is not an element 
I take for granted!" 

One entire 
from home , " he 
from world-wide 
Prize. You can 
Dr. Bunche 
"Perhaps on 
was in 1941. 
ing soon for 
I suspect it's because of my earlier work 
than 1 rom my knowledge of water problems, 
as si gnmen t , 


UCLA Librarian Mairh 26, 1054 

I saw great waterworks from the air on my re 
I gave the sixth in the University of Tennesscie L 
called "The Magnetic Field." The dams and lakes 
its tributaries are dwarfed by the exulierant tumb 
tains. Weather was mild, with dogwood straining 
it loose in Georgia next week, whert? 1 am to visi 
University Center and repeat "The Magnetic Field 

Most of my time in Knoxville was spent in to 
talking to a friendly gathering of staff, faculty 
Oakridge, and enjoying hominy as a ubiquitous sid 
hometown, and 1 was pleased to meet her mother an 

cent trip to Knoxville, where 

ibrary Lectures, an address 

on tlie Tennessee Hiver and 

le of the (ireat Smoky Moun- 

at the leash. I hope to see 

t the four libraries of the 

uring tlie University l.ibrary, 
, and librarians from TVA and 
e dish. This is Kay Uarr ant's 
d sister after the lecture. 

My work at Columbia continues to be my major interest and joy. My emphasis 
in teaching library administration is less on the techni 
spirit which does or does not animate the organizational 
work to flow and people to flourish in its climate. 

Mr. Coney stopped over a day en route from I'rankfurt 
interest in liis adventures I c 1 e an fo rgo t to tell him of 
with Ein Fetterbet in a Berlin liotel. 

iiques of it than of tlie 
il chart and which causes 

■t to 13erkeley, and in my 
my horrible encounter 

Earlier this week 1 visited the 11. W. Wilson Company and lunched with its 
Board of Directors and Editors, and spoke briefly afterwards of my appreciation 
of the Company's services and its late founder. The Wilson Library Bulletin 
was my first outlet for writing about books and will publish the paper on 
Sydney Mitchell which I gave at Midwinter. 1 am also indebted to its editor, 
Marie Loizeaux, for my present abode, having rented her apartment on Riverside 
Drive while she is away from Manhattan this spring. It has a high beamed 
ceiling painted yellow, gray walls, a bayed what-not mantel over a red brick 
fireplace, good chairs, lamps, tables, and four cases of books. 

One can't get far from water on this little island, and the Hudson River 
is a nice front yard, always on the move, and carrying craft with musical 
whistles, and sometimes the deeper note of a departing liner. I find myself 
reading the shipping news with nostalgia, but 1 still have that ticket to 
California buttoned down in an inside pocket. 

Western Books Exhibition Opens Here 

the Lib 
West in 
and mem 
Los Ang 


been to 
the qua 
sets of 
e i gh t w 

Exhibi t 

cai piinLcrs lepresentea in tne exniDition 
n, Ritchie & Simon; Grant Dahlstrom, of th 
M. Cheney; Saul and Lillian Mar'-- ~^ "-^ ~ 
st, of the Col e-Holmqui St Press. 

Cheney; Saul and Lillian Marks, of the 
■' e Col e-Holmqui St Press, 
nee the first of these Exhibitions, in 103 
stimulate high standards of book de 

suimuiate nign scanoaras oi oook aesign a 
each year the best examples of the craft, 
lity and number of books published by west 

the books will soon be started on their y 
estern states and British Columbia, for sh 
rdon R. Williams and L. Kenneth Wilson are 
ion. Other Library staff members of R & C 
an Horn, Victor Johannson, and Everett Moo 

L.C. P. 

stern Books Exhibition, 1954, 
les, are now on display in 
xamples of book making in the 
en of the Huntington Library, 
nson, of the Zamorano Club, 
Club, San Francisco. 

include Ward Ritchie of 
e Castle Press, Pasadena; 

Plantin Press; and Gordon 

8, the purpose of the show has 
nd printing by bringing to- 
and to acquaint the public with 
ern printers. Two complete 
ear-long tours of seven or 
owings in some 35 libraries, 

co-chairmen of the 1054 
are Librarian Powell, Acting 

UCLA Librarian March 26, 1954 73 


Mrs. Theresa G. Aaron has joined the staff of the Reserve Book rioom as a 
Librarian-1, filling the position left vacant by Billie Jean Brearley's resig- 
nation. Mrs. Aaron is a I3erkeley graduate (A. B. in History, 1951, B.L.S. 1952) 
and was formerly a teacher librarian at Everett Junior High School in San 
Fr anci sco . 

Mrs. Irene 0. Kemeklis, who has been appointed Senior Library Assistant 
in the Acquisitions Department, attended the University of Lithuania, and for 
the past five years has worked as Assistant to the head of the bibliographical 
checking section in the Acquisitions Department of the University of Pennsyl 
vania Library. 

has resigned. 

Miss Evelyn C. Field, Catalog Department, has been reclassified from 
it-Clerk to Senior Library Assistant, replacing Gwendolyn Sepetoski, who 

lias resigned. 

Mrs. Marsha M. Davis, Senior Library Assistant in the Reference Department, 

has resigned to accept another position on campus. 

L.C.P.'s Address on F.W. Hodge 

"Sky, Sun, and Water: The Southwest of Frederick Webb Hodge" has been 
published in the Spring 1954 issue of Southwe s t Review (Dallas, Texas). This 
is the paper Mr. Powell read at the dinner of the Zamorano Club last October 
28th, on the occasion of the 89th birthday of the director of the Southwest 
Museum. It is a personal essay which treats of the region in which Dr. Hodge's 
distinguished career was developed -- the Southwest of New Mexico, Arizona, 
and southern California. 

Agriculture Library in the Flower Sliow 

The Agriculture Library participated prominently in the Educational Ex- 
hibit of the California International Flower Show at Hollywood Park last week. 

"Mexican Plants" was the theme for the exhibit, chosen by the Educational 
Committee under the chairmanship of Miss Mildred Mathias, Lecturer in Botany 
on this campus, who has recently had a new plant genus named after her, 
Mathiasella bupleuro ide s , in recognition of her many contributions to the 
field of botany. The Los Angeles Public Library cooperated with the Agri- 
culture Library in presenting the 'Libros Y Bibliotecas' section of the Ex- 
hibit, in which were shown a collection of orchid prints from Re i chenbachia; 
a "use your library" display and an information desk with botanical reference 
books were a part of this section. Dora Gerard had borrowed the exhibit case 
from tlie main reading room of the Library for the display of a representative 
collection of works on the gardens and the botany and agriculture of Mexico. 
The case was adorned by a sign by Bill Bellin. 

El Camino College, the Huntington Botanical Gardens, Los Angeles Beauti- 
ful, the Los Angeles City Schools, the County Museum, and Pierce Agricul- 
tural College, also prepared sections in the Educational Exhibit. 

A booklet, Plants from Mexico, was prepared by the University's Agri- 
cultural Extension Service, describing the several sections of the Exhibit, 
and including lists of ' Publ i caciones , ' prepared by Miss Gerard, of 
'Artefactos' exhibited by the County Museum, and of several hundred Mexican 
plants cultivated in southern California, many of which were exhibited here. 
The booklet's cover design was drawn by Dr. Mathias' s 14-year-old daughter. 

The entire Educational Exhibit received a gold cup from the Assistance 
League for the exhibit with the most heart appeal. The cup for the out- 
standing educational exhibit went to the County Museum, for its map of Mex- 
ico with labelled plants from each area, below it. The achievement of 
'heart appeal' by this Exhibit, which was the only one of the Flower Show 
that labelled each plant with its scientific name, might be considered a 
rather special honor! The Agriculture Library, incidentally, got a good 
plug on the Assistance League's televised preview of the Flower Show. 

74 UCLA Librarian March 26, 1054 ' 



Miss Horghild Bj fir lykke , Lihrari an of the Norges l.andbruk shj^lgsko I e, 1 

Vellebekk, Norway, who is currently at the Davis Campus on a Fulbright fellow- ■ 
ship, was shown the Main and Agricultural Libraries on March 6 by Miss Ilumiston. 

Dr. Sidney Sunder land, Head of the Department of Anatomy of the University 
of Melbourne, who is touring neurological centers in the United States, vis- 
ited the Biomedical Library on March 8. He discussed with Miss Darling the 
possible exchange of library materials between his institution and UCLA. 

Sigurd Mohlenbrock, City Librarian of Norrkoping, Sweden, who is visit- 
ing the United States under the Department of State exchange program, was 
entertained and toured through the Library on March 9 by Professor Erik 
Wahlgren, of the Department of Germanic Languages, and Messrs. Fessenden, 
Heron, and F..T. Moore. 

Ralph J. Roberts, of the newly established Menlo Park Office of the 
United .States Geological Survey, was shown the Geology Library on March 10, 
by Professor Clemens A. Nelson. 

When Professor Henry Steele Commager , of Columbia University, visited 
the campus two weeks ago today to give a lecture under the auspices of the 
History department, he visited the Library with Professor Emeritus Waldemar 
Westergaard, and with Mr. Horn went down in the stacks to see the books of 
the Aage Friis Collection. 

Edwin B. Eckel, Chief of the Engineering Geology Branch of the United 
States Geological Survey, and Dwight R. . Crande II , of the U.S.G.S. Office in 
Denver were shown the Geology Library on March 13, by John T. McGill, of the 
Geology Department. 

Francis J. Turner, of the Geology faculty on the Berkeley Campus, was 
escorted through the Geology Library on March 15, by Professor Cordell Durrell. 

Earl V. Moore, Dean of the School of Music of the University of Michigan, 
recently paid his first visit to the Music Library, though he has used it on 
n\imerous occasions, via interlibrary loan, in obtaining opera orchestrations 
for University of Michigan performances. 

George Norman Clark, Provost of Oriel College, Oxford, and author of num- 
erous studies in the economic history of modern Europe, visited the Department 
of .Special Collections, on March 16, with Professor Clinton Howard. He was 
particularly interested in examining the Spinoza and Sadleir Collections. 

John F. Schairer , of the research staff of the Geophysical Laboratory, 
oi the Carnegie Insitution of Washington, was taken through the Geology Library 
on March 18 by Professor George Tunell. 

" Artists of Ireland" on the Campus 

A beautiful exhibition, "Artists of Ireland," can now be seen in the 
Gallery of the Art Building, through April 4t}i. Six contemporary artists, 
Conolly, Heron, Johnson, Lebrocquy, Scott, and Swift, are represented by 
paintings, sculptures, and printed linens in a stunningly laid-out display. 
The showing has been organized by the UCLA Galleries, the Akron Art Institute, 
the Colorado Springs Art Center, the Corning Art Center, the De Young Museum, 
and the Pasadena Art Institute. Don't miss this one. 

Personal Notes 

Miss Barbara Bohem, of the Biomedical Library Beference Section, was 
married on March 14th to Mr. Eugene ^chneider. The Schneiders have been honey- 
mooning in Colorado. 

Miss Jacquelin Woodward, former member of the Department of Special Collec- 
tions, was married to Mr. John P. Sanford, on February 27th, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. 

Mrs. Bobert (Kathryn K.) Breeze, formerly of the Librarian's Office, became 
the motlier of a daughter, Barbara Ellen, on February 6. 

UCLA Librarian March 26, 1954 75 

Newspaper Microfilm Project 

The Library's five-year newspaper microfilm [)roject has recently received 
a bit of attention in southern California newspapers as a result of a news re- 
lease prepared by Charles Francis, of the University's Department of Public 
Information. The project, begun last year by the Department of Special Collec- 
tions, will be devoted to the cooperative microfilming of all available issues 
of the Los Angeles Star, southern California's earliest newspaper, which fur- 
nishes a wealth of source material for the period of 1851-1879, the Los Angeles 
Daily Herald, the Los Angeles Express, and the Los Angeles Times, the last three 
covering the last quarter of the 19th century and the years since that time. 
Articles in the past several weeks in the Los Angeles Times, the Examiner , the 
Herald-Express, the Westwood Hills Press, and the Santa Monica Evening Outlook 
liave spoken of the importance of preserving newspaper files as sources of local 
history, and point to microfilming as the best means of overcoming problems of 
space and deterioration. 

The Library's newspaper collections have recently been extended by the pur- 
chase of files of the New York Herald, 1835-41, and the New York Tribune, 1841- 
1'^'23, thus extending the period of our coverage backward, from the beginning of 
our complete file of the New York Times, in 1923. Since DSC now has a complete 
run of the Times, on microfilm, from 1851, and will make it readily available 
to us on loan, according to mutual exchange arrangements between our two li- 
braries, it will not be necessary for us to fill out our own files. 

The period 1728-1839 is covered by the Mary land Gazette, also on microfilm. 
The Library expects shortly to receive microfilm for the London Times, for the 
period 1785-1'552, and Pravda (Moscow), from 1917 to 1939, the date at which our 
present files begin. 

As quoted in the releases, in his evaluation of newspaper files as histor- 
ical sources, Wilbur Smith says, "Newspapers are a city's or region's most 
accurate historians. ITiey tell each day's happenings in the eyes of those who 
witnessed them, assess their relative importance in terms of the day, and in- 
clude such priceless information as records of city and state laws, legal 
transactions, birth notices, and obituaries." 


At the CSEA Variety Show, "Hex A-Poppin'," to be presented in Poyce Hall 
on April 3rd, at 8:30 p.m., the Library Staff will be represented by a Barber 
Shop Quartette composed of Kenny Wilson, Dave Heron, Bob Faris, and Don Black, 
and dance interpretations will be given by Audrey Covington, according to an 
announcement by Wilma Fledderman, Secretary of the Staff Association and Head 
Usher of Boyce Hall Auditorium. 

New Developments in the Farmington Plan 

According to Farmington Plan Letter, Number 8, recently received from the 
Farmington Plan Office at Harvard, 17,188 volumes costing $37,833 were received 
^ " ■ sd 

J ecLs i rom Lnis area. ine new lorK ruDiic Liorary nas accepLea responsionii 
lor publications from Algeria, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Morocco, Bio de Oro, Somali 
land, Sudan, and Tunisia. California (Berkeley) has accepted responsibility 
for Yugoslavia, and the University of Toronto Library for all French language 
Canadian publications. 

Letter No. S reports that UCLA received a total of 230 volumes through 
Farmington Plan purchase during 1952, and 186 volumes during 1953, the major 
portion of which were from Portugal and Brazil. 

76 UCLA Librarian March 26, 1954 

"Important Cooperative Activities" 

The best tribute we have seen this year to professional association member- 
ship appeared in the Stanford Library Bulletin for February 25, over the ini- 
tials E. M. G. , which doubtless stand for Elmer M. Grieder, Associate Director 
of the Stanford Libraries. 

"Wliether we like it or not," says Mr. Grieder, in part, "the professional 
associations are the voices of the profession. Librarians have individually 
raised their voices on behalf of this or that; some have been heard and heeded, 
some have lost their jobs, some have realized their vulnerability as individ- 
uals and retreated; many have been merely disregarded. But when the ALA issues 
a statement on the right to read it is published and republished throughout 
the country and even the world; it is endorsed by the library trustees, by 
other professional societies, and by distinguished persons of many professions 
and creeds. Librarians have tried with varying success to raise library 
salaries; but the most powerful weapons -- and it is an old budgeteer who 
speaks -- which have ever come into their hands are the ALA statements on 
standards for salaries and library expenditures generally, issued from time 
to time as costs have risen. 

"Corporate action on both the state and national level has given strength 
to librarians in matters of principle and in their efforts to improve everyday 
working conditions, to bring books and library services to everyone, and to 
enlist public support for library projects of various kinds. Professional 
associations are the media through which important cooperative activities have 
been carried on. As individuals, librarians are men -- or women -- of good 
will, who know something about the problems and possibilities of doing certain 
things, but who can do little to bring their knowledge to bear. Banded to- 
gether, librarians can sit in council with the learned societies and the pro- 
fessional associations of the country and of the world, to plan and to bring 
to fruition projects of mutual benefit to all of us." 

We hope you have paid your dues to ALA, the CLA, the SLA, and other organ- 
izations with whom, as Mr. Grieder further says, we should be making our invest- 
ments in professional improvement. 

Some of Our Phenakisticopes Are at LC 

Several of the Library's collection of phenakisticopes are now on display 
at the Library of Congress as a part of its exhibit, "The Early History of 
Motion Pictures," according to Wilbur J. Smith. He says it should be explained 
that a phenaki sti cope is a stroboscopic disc, or phantascope. 

K.C. Times Headlines R.V.'s TWX 

A front-page story in The Kansas City Times, February 18, tells of the 
University of Kansas Library's employment of teletypewriter exchange service 
to keep abreast of modern trends" -- more specifically, of course, for the 
purpose of speeding up interlibrary borrowing and lending between the Library 
at Lawrence and the University's Linda Hall Library in Kansas City, and with 
15 other university libraries who cooperate with the Midwest Inter-Libr ary 
Center. "'That', says Mr. Vosper, with studied casualness [says the K.C. 
Times] 'is a gadget which makes it easy for us to get quick action when we 
want to borrow a book we don't have on our shelves. Just send a teletype 
message ... much quicker than writing a letter, you know." 

Actually, the TWX angle was only the he adl ine- catching feature of a full and 
detailed account of some of the extraordinary acquisitions recently made by 
the K.U. Library, and of the development of its new Department of Special 
Col 1 ection s. 

The article didn't mention R.V.'s number. According to our TWX Direct- 
ory, it is LAWR KAN 8641, in case you want to send a message via our teletype- 
writer in the Interlibrary Loans Office. 

UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office, Editor 
Everett Moore. Contributors to this issue: Buth Doxsee, Wilma D. Fledderman, 
Dora M. Gerard, Anthony Greco, David W, Heron, Andrew H. Horn, Ralph Lyon, Jr., 
Paul M. Miles, Wilbur J. Smith, Florence G. Williams, Gordon R. Williams, L. 
Kenneth Wilson. 





Volume 7, Number 14 

April 9, 1954 

Mr. Coney at Staff Meeting 

Next Friday, April 16, CD Librarian Donald Coney will speak to the Li- 
brary staff about his recent visit to Germany, at a meeting to be held in 
Physics-Biology Building 123, at 4 p.m. As we know from the very pleasant 
letters he sent back to CU News, Mr. Coney has been touring West German li- 
braries, as one of three ALA members of a mission invited by the Federal 
Government of Germany. He will illustrate his talk with slides. 



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Dorothy Mewshaw, Librarian-1, has replaced Mary Cobb on the Biomedical 
ary staff. Miss Mewshaw was born in China and lived there until she was 
igh school age. She received her B. A. degree from Baylor University and 
B.L.S. from Louisiana State University. She has had professional library 
rience at Oklahoma A. & M. College, the New York Public Library, the Army 
cal Library, and with the 12th Air Force in Germany and Northrop Aircraft, 

Mrs. Helen B. She r idan has been appointed Senior Typist-Clerk in the 
rence Department, replacing Mrs. Marsha Davis as secretary of the depart- 
Mrs. Sheridan was for five years chief of the Picture Bureau of Time, 

LI. of W. Student Now With Us 

During the period March 29 to April 23, Mr. Norman McDonald, a student 
in the University of Washington School of Li brari an ship , is serving as a 
temporary member of the Reference Department staff. Four weeks of field 
work, a kind of on-the-job practice period, is a regular part of the library 
training program at the University of Washington. This is the second time 
the UCLA Library has had one of their students. In 1951, Mr. Henry Drennan, 
now librarian of Umatilla County, Pendleton, Oregon, did his field work with 
us, also in the Reference Department. Mr. McDonald is a graduate of Whitworth 
College in Spokane, and has nearly completed his work for an M. A. in history 
at Washington State College, in Pullman. 

CSEA Health Plan Meeting 

A representative of the California Physicians Service, Mr. Nathan D. 
Kaufman, will be in the Library Staff Room on Monday, April 12, to help 
clarify the new CSEA Health Plan which went into effect December 1, 1953. 
New memberships in the plan will also be solicited. Mr. Kaufman will speak 
twice, at 4:00 and 4:30 p.m., so that all staff members may arrange to attend 
without disrupting service schedules. All who wish to know about the Health 
Plan should attend, whether members or not. 

78 UCLA Librarian 


Mr. Karim Fatemi, Superintendent of Schools in Sheraz, Iran visited the 
Education and Main Libraries with Miss Coryell and Professor William S. Briscoe, 
on March 30. He is surveying educational facilities and methods in Los Angeles 
and the San Francisco Hay Area. 

A frequent user of the Chemistry Library this semester is Mr. Harm Benniga, 
of the University of Leiden, who is engaged in post-doctoral research. 

Miss Jasmine Britton, former Director of Libraries for the Los Angeles 
City Schools, visited tlie University Elementary School Library, on March 23. 

Rev. Richard Jl Roberts, S.J., Professor of political science at the 
University of Santa Clara, visited the Bureau of Governmental Research on 
March 26, to examine the Franklin llichborn collection of materials in Califor- 
nia government, which was acquired from the Haynes Foundation in 1952. Mr. 
Hichborn is a Santa Clara alumnus. 

Provost J. Harold Wi I I iams , of the Santa Barbara campus, visited the 
Education Library, on March 24. A former member of the UCLA faculty, he was 
active in formulating plans for that Library. 

Vernon L. King, Los Angeles consulting geologist, was a visitor to the 
Geology Library, April 1. 

Charles C. K i I I ingswor th. Chairman of the Department of Economics of 
Michigan State College, was shown the Institute of Industrial Relations Li- 
brary, on March 24, by Irving Bernstein of the Institute. He is one of the 
foremost authorities on labor relations law and economics, and the co-author 
of one of the basic bibliographies in this field. Trade Union Pub I icat ions , 

Lewis H. Rogers, spec trochemi st and Head of the Southern California Air 
Pollution Foundation, is using the Chemistry Library this semester in his 
investigations of the smog question. 

Campbell Contest to be Judged 

Of the twelve entries by undergraduates in the sixth annual Robert B. 
Campbell Student Book Collection Contest, eight have been selected by a pre- 
liminary judging committee to qualify for the final judging which will take 
place in two weeks. The preliminary committee, composed of Mr. Lawrence 
Stewart, of the English department, and Leo Linder, Mate McCurdy, and Robert 
Tliomason, have studied the essays and bibliographies submitted by the contest- 
ants, and have chosen the collections which are to be submitted to the panel 
of judges. This year's judges are Miss Helen Gardner, Senior Tutor in St. 
Hilda's College, Oxford, and visiting lecturer in the English department; 
Matt Weinstock, columnist of the Daily News; and Professor Waldo Furgason, of 
the Zoology department. Three prizes, of $100, S50, and $25, in books, are 
offered by Mr. Campbell to the winners of the contest. 

Magazines for Friendship 

The Magazine s for Friendship project of the Library Staff Association is 
ready to accept current magazines -- those of the past three months -- to 
send to foreign countries for di stribution , through American Embassies. Miss 
Helen More asks that you bring your magazines to the southeast corner of the 
staff room and stack them on the floor behind the chairs. The Committee will 
pick them up from there. The plan now in mind is to send the first packages 
to Japan and India, and if enough magazines are received, to Indo-China and 
the Dutch East Indies. Staff members who would like to undertake correspond- 
ence with individuals in another country may send packages direct to partic- 
ular schools or libraries, with the stickers pasted on the magazines giving 
the donor's name and address (see folder and lists on Staff Room bulletin 
board) . 

April 9, 1954 79 

Works of Josiah Royce for Hiroshima 

In answer to a request to the Department of Philosophy from John M. Osaki 
(UCLA, '30), now known as Morinosuke Tamazawa, of Hiroshima, the University 
last week sent ten volumes of the works of Josiah Royce to the Library of 
Hiroshima University. The books, except for one volume available in the Li- 
brary's exchange duplicates, were purchased through the Library by the Office 
of the Chancellor, and collected from local dealers by Jake Zeitlin. Mr. 
Tamazawa' s letter recalled that he had read several of Royce' s works as an 
undergraduate, and spoke of his recently recommending them to a young friend, 
onJy to find that none were available in Hiroshima libraries. Some of us re- 
call that Hiroshima's Associate Librarian, Mr. Hiroshi Yamanaka, visited UCLA 
in 1951; the Editor had the pleasure of repaying his visit just a year ago 
when he was in Hiroshima. This being the small world that it is, we may also 
observe that a young man on the Hiroshima Library staff, Ko j i ro Kishimoto, 
who met Mr. and Mrs. Moore at the station and helped show them around the city 
and the University, is a student this semester in Mr. Powell's class at 
Columbia, for he is spending the year in the United States under a Fulbright 

Near East Collection 

The Library has completed the first large group of orders for books 
selected as the beginning of a collection to support the teaching and research 
of the new interdepartmental Near East Program. Laboring under the difficul- 
ties of having to purchase a large numbe.r of books and periodicals in a short 
period of time, the Acquisitions Department has already exhausted the $12,000 
allotted in January for the purchase of Near East material. Through dealers 
in Britain, Europe, and the Near East, the Library is acquiring a large num- 
ber of monographs and back sets of scholarly journals, as well as a consider- 
able body of Moslem literature in Arabic. Purchases were made from a list of 
desiderata now composed of some 1400 titles. Advice and assistance have been 
generously offered by visiting Near Eastern scholars, among them Dr. Nasir Al 
Hani, of the Iraq Ministry of Education, Mr. Samy Khayyali, National Librar- 
ian of Syria, and Professor Bernard Lewis of the University of London. Dr. 
Hani was instrumental in the acquisition of a representative collection of 
Arabic literary works, many of which would not have been obtainable without 
his assistance. David Heron has acted as special expediter for the project. 

Now Read This! 

Leucocytas ab sanguine peripheric e ab medulla ossee ha essite sectionate 
pro studios a microscopio electronic. Detalios technic, includite le fixation, 
es describite. Le majoritate del typos usual de cellulas del sanguine ha essite 
tentativemente identificate e lor fin structura es describite . Le alte poter 
resolvente del microscopio electronic promitte revelar detalios non previemente 
suspectate , e etiam extender e clarificar le existente cognoscentias concernente 
le cytologia del cellulas del sanguine, e normal e pathologic. 

This passage, which is not a composite of a litany and a physiology text- 
book, is actually from a "Summario in Interlingua" of an article in Blood, 
the Journal of Hematology , which in its January issue began to publish sum- 
maries of its articles in this international language. As Louise Darling re- 
cently wrote in her Biomedical Library newsletter. Blood's editor. Dr. William 
Dameshek, extols this "supranational" language, pointing out that "the inter- 
national language does not need to be invented. It exists. One only needs 
to collect all its words and set them in order. 

At present, Interlingua is extracted from English, French, Spanish, 
Italian, and Portuguese. To become a part of this language a word must be 
used in at least three of these languages. As the language develops, German, 
Russian, and some of the Oriental languages will be added. 

If you want to check on your translation of the Interlingua sample, see 
page 82. 


UCLA Librarian 

Southwest Conference at Occidental 

Among UCLA faculty members who are participating in the Fifth Annual 
Conference on The American Soutliwest and Mexico, at Occidental College, to- 
morrow (second day of a two-day conference) are Dean Gustave 0. Arlt, and 
Professors Halph L. Beals, Stanley I.. Robe, and Charles Speroni. Lindley 
Bynum, as First Vice-President of the California Folklore Society, will be 
moderator of a panel on the folklore of California, on which Professor 
Archer Taylor of the Berkeley campus will read a paper entitled "Thumb to 
Nose," and Professor Speroni of the Italian department on this campus will 
speak on "The Fishermen's Festival in San Pedro." Two UCLA Ph.D. products, 
well-known to some of our staff, Glenn S. Dumke, Dean of the Faculty at 
Occidental, and Andrew Rolle, of the Occidental History department, are par- 
ticipating in the program, the former as Chairman of the Organizing Commit- 
tee, and the latter as a member of this morning's panel. The Conference is 
sponsored by Occidental, in cooperation with the Rockefeller Foundation , and 
IS being lield in conjunction with the annual meeting of tlie California Folk- 
lore Society and the Folklore Society of Southern California. Full informa- 
tion on the program is posted on the bulletin board in Boom 200. 

That Old Problem of Scholarly Publishing 

In a review of the Internat ional Bibl 
in the January issue of the American Histo 
presses some surprise that less than a hun 
are sold in the United States. Since scho 
always faced with the common problem of di 
being done by colleagues throughout the wo 
wonder that such a publication is not bein 
Entries for this Bibliography , which lists 
ering all phases of history in Western Ian 
itors in each of 34 cooperating countries, 
Guy Stanton Ford and Catherine Seybold edi 
the recently published 1952 volume. 

Our set of the Bibliography is 
Section of the main reading room. 

iography of Historical Sc iences , 
rical Review, Lowell Ragatz ex- 
dred copies of this important work 
1 ars in every field of study are 
scovering what significant work is 
rid, this fact may well make us all 
g more widely used than it is. 

"the most important writings cov- 
guages, " are prepared by two ed- 

wi th UNESCO bearing the expense, 
ted the United States entries for 

shelved in the Reference and Bibliography 

A Chance for the 'Hardly [Respectable' 

It is easy enough for anybody to be so bemused by books as to regard 
them as ends instead of means; librarians have the additional temptation of 
regarding the methods of administering them as ends, too. If a librarian 
may dare to quote from a newly-published book ('Please, sir, it was only 
63 pp. and I skipped the first 20 because all the reviewers had summarised 
them in their critical notices'), the following passage from Aldous Huxley's 
The Doors of Perception (Chatto & Windus) may be felt by a few to be some- 
what relevant: 'A catalogue, a bibliography, a definitive edition of a third- 
rate versifier's ipsissima verba, a stupendous index to end all indexes -- 
any genuinely Alexandrian project is sure of approval and financial support. 
But when it comes to finding out how you and I, our children and grand- 
children, may become more perceptive, more intensely aware of inward and out- 
ward reality ... no really respectable person will do anything about it.' 
Since public librarians have frequently been regarded as 'hardly respectable', 
this may be a great opportunity for them." (From "'Literary' or 'Admin.'?" 
by G.R. Davies, in The Bookseller. London, February 20, 1954) 

Gone Far Enough 

"Is reading adversely affecting television?" the Los Angeles County 
Public Library News letter recently asked. 

April 9, 1954 °^ 

Evidence of Vitality 

The California Librarian for March contains a number of excellent arti- 
cles which give evidence of the vitality of the California Library Associa- 
tion's program of furthering the professional well-being of all librarians 
in the state. Leading off in this issue, Edwin Castagna, Long Beach City 
Librarian, and President of CLA for 1954, has presented a report in which 
he lists some "Goals for 1954." He sets high standards to be aimed at, and 
stresses the critical importance of support from every CLA member for the 
work of the Association. 

In introducing a group of articles on some of the Association's current 
projects. Editor Raymond M. Holt remarks that "nothing more important faces 
librarians in this state than the program of recruitment." In the first of 
these articles, Victor Johannsen, of our Acquisitions Department, has written 
about the program now being promoted by the CLA' s Recruitment Committee, 
whose chairman is Marco Thome, Assistant City Librarian of San Diego. Under 
the title of "You and the Future Librarians Project, "Mr. Johannsen cites 
some of the findings of his committee in studying past efforts at recruitment, 
and outlines some possible future steps to be taken by California librarians. 
Though thought by some to be a "monotonous subject," he says, "it is the 
problem of all librarians, be it ever so bitter a pill, and it behooves us ^^ 
all to give it not only careful thought but determined, cooperative action.' 
As Vic writes of the subject, it is anything but a "monotonous" matter. 
This is an effective and convincing article, and it will help to put new life 
into this essential program. 

Two other articles in this issue bear on the subject of procuring and 
educating librarians: one by Dean J. Periam Danton of the School of Librarian- 
ship at Berkeley, entitled "The Functions of a Graduate School of Librarian- 
ship," and Robert D. Leigh's "Conclusions and Recommendations from the Cali- 
fornia Library Education Survey, " extracted from the study made in 1952 at 
President Sproul's request of library education facilities in Cal i fo rni a. 
(Staff members are reminded that the full study is available in the Librar- 
ian's Office. ) 

A look at the list of CLA officers and committee members, published in 
this issue, reveals that eight UCLA staff members are represented there this 
year. Ardis Lodge is State Chairman of the College, University, and Research 
Libraries Section; Johanna Allerding is Chairman of the Southern Division of 
the same section. Committee members from this library are Hilda Gray (State 
Documents), Andrew Horn (California Library History, Bibliography, and 
Archives), Victor Johannsen (Recruitment), James Mink (Regional Resources 
Coordinating Committee, Southern Division), Everett Moore (Intellectual 
Freedom), and Lawrence Clark Powell (Publications). 

This is a good record. This library also made a remarkable record in 
1950 (the year of Mr. Powell's Presidency) in having 100 per cent membership 
of its professional staff in CLA. We are apparently not doing so well now, 
and would probably not win any membership contests. 

On the subject of CLA membership President Castagna quotes Neal Harlow's 
words, written for the same publication in 1949, which still have signifi- 
cance for us now: 

"The succulent roots of the CLA go right down from the 
paneled office of the head librarian to the lowest man in the 
nether book stack. Enmeshed in this network of books, people, 
and public service are all the human beings who make the li- 
brary system tick. The Association is not a code of laws nor 
a clique of big time operators but is the body of organized be- 
lievers in the cause of library service. The object of the 
California Library Assoc iat ion , says the CLA constitution, shall 
be to promote library service and I ibrarianship . It embraces 
trustees, clerks, custodians, librarians, department heads, 
friends; some may lead and some may push, but we are engaged in 
the same great project. We're ali in it together." 

8 2 UCLA Librarian 

Seminar in Claremont 

The Claremont Graduate School announces a seminar of six meetings being 
conducted at the llonnold Library by Miss Grace Hriggs, M. A. (Cantab.), M. A. 
(Oxon.), F.L.A. , on "Britisli Libraries and Library Methods, with Special 
neference to the Libraries of Oxford. " The first was held on March 30, and 
succeeding meetings will be held on the evenings of April 13, 20, and 27, 
and May 4 and 11, at 7:30, in the Founders Hoom of the Library. Miss Briggs, 
Secretary of the Bodleian Library of Oxford, is spending the year at Clare- 
mont as a Fulbright Fellow. 

News Item 

Once in a while our editor shows a very stubborn modest streak, and he 
was about to pass without notice in the Librar ian that Mrs. Jean Macalister 
Moore has been appointed to the 1954 summer session faculty of the Graduate 
Department of Library Science of Immaculate Heart College. Mrs. Moore will 
teach "Introduction to Library Materials," a course on special reference 
materials in the fields of science and the social sciences. This is an 
assignment for which she is eminently qualified by her experience as a ref- 
erence librarian at Columbia and UCLA, and as a member of the faculty of the 
Japan Library School last year. I insist, Mr. Editor, that you publish this 
news about our former staff member, even if she is your wife! 


An Engagement 

The news from Engineering is that Johanna Allerding has announced her 
engagement to Mr. Lloyd A.Tallman, and that a wedding is being planned for 
early in May. 

Talent Comes Through 

The reception given to the Library's two entries in the CSEA' s gigantic 
variety show, "Hex A-Poppin'," the barber-shop quartet (Messrs. Wilson, Black, 
Faris, and Heron), and Audrey Covington's interpretive dance, clearly showed 
that they were among the real hits of the evening. Cheers! 

Iranslation of Inter lingua on Page 79: 

"White blood cells from peripheral blood and bone marrow have been sec- 
tioned for study in the electron microscope. Methods of fixation and handling 
are described. Most of the usual blood cell types have been tentatively 
identified, and their fine structure is described. The high resolving power 
of the electron microscope promises to reveal details previously unsuspected, 
as well as to extend and clarify existing knowledge concerning the cytology 
of blood cells, both normal and pathologic..." 

As We Would Say, "Oh. No!" 

We look to England for restraint in speaking of difficult matters, so it 
is not surprising to read this item by The Bookseller's columnist, O.P., in 
the issue of February 27: 

"I report without comment the news that Senator Joseph McCarthy has been 
appointed to the Joint Committee in charge of the Library of Congress," 

UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office. Editor: 
Everett Moore. Contributor s to this issue: Robert E. Fessenden, Anthony Greco, 
David W. Heron, Andrew H. Horn, Paul M. Miles, Helen G. More, Richard O'Brien. 





Volume 7, Number 15 

April 23, 1954 

Report from Morningside Heights: III 

Today my wife returned to Los Angeles after a three weeks' visit which 
made the previous two months of bachelor life seem dull in contrast. During 
Easter vacation last week we ranged from a weekend with the F. B. Adamses in 
Princeton to Hyde Park where we visited the Roosevelt home and Library. A 
long subway ride took us to the Bronx Zoo and a short walk to the Museum of 
Natural History. Seafood we could more than look at was found at Gloucester 
House, the Seafarer, and the King of the Sea, but my wife's fried scallops 
won the cordon bleu. 

We saw "Roman Holiday" and now I know what all the fuss about Audrey 
Hepburn is -- yes! W.C. Fields and Mae West are such a loving couple in 
"My Little Chickadee" as to make one nostalgic for the romance of a bygon< 

Although we missed Toscanini's farewell broadcast we were with Ben Grauer 
the following Sunday night at the NBC concert and heard from him the moving story 
of the Maestro's last stand. On Good Friday we heard Handel's "Messiah" sung 
in the Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church, and on an earlier Sunday Faure's 
"Requiem" in the Riverside Church. WNYC, "New York City's own station," is 
my favorite on a crowded dial, its broadcasts of music and special events 
better than anything I've heard since the BBC. 

Last month I attended an Episcopal service in the Columbia Chapel for 
Miss Miriam Tompkins, beloved member of the Library School faculty, whose 
sudden death was a shock to her students and colleagues. 

Heretofore my only visit to the nearby Union Theological Seminary was to 
attend a ceremony in which our Editor played a leading role, but now I have 
seen the Seminary's great library, including the McAlpin collection of early 
British theology and history whose printed catalog is a bibliographical Bible 
to us at Clark Library. 

Our visit last week to Hyde Park was the high point of a long day in a 
rented car which took us across the George Washington Bridge and up the 
palisades to West Point, over Storm King Highway to my Mother's natal Village 
of Cornwall, thence across another suspension bridge at Poughkeepsie and a 
visit to Vassar. If you want to know what Vassar girls wear and what they ride, 
ask my wife; you wouldn't believe me. Librarian Eileen Thornton was out for 
the moment and we took only a brief look at a Gothic building overflowing with 
books of easy access as well as with easy chairs and davenports. 


UCLA Librarian 

My two-day trip to the University Center in G 
things I like best. 1 spoke to the staffs at Geor 
and Agnes Scott, and gave an evening lecture on th 
luncheons, teas, dinners, drives, and walks, and a 
goodwill among the several institutions, I stayed 
UCLA friends Kay and lUcliard Hocking, and nichard 
saw the University of Georgia's new Library. The 
Tommie Dora Barker, Director of the Emory Universi 
and Harold Lancour, Associate Director of the Univ 
School. He and Jack Dalton, Librarian of the Univ 
town on an ALA accrediting mission, and Mr. Lancou 
keep smiling through three of my talks. 

eorgia was crammed with the 
gi a Tech, Georgia, Emory, 
e Emory campus. There were 
dynamic sense of cooperative 
overnight with our old 
drove me to Athens, where I 
return drive was with Miss 
ty Division of Li brari anshi p, 
ersity of Illinois Library 
ersity of Virginia, were in 
r was gracious enough to 

Atlanta as a crossroads was also demonstrated by an encounter with Wis- 
consin's Associate Librarian, Louis Kaplan, on a tour of the Georgia Tech Li- 
brary. There the Rambling Wrecks have been rehabilitated in a building of 
clean modern lines and such interior colors as Harlequin, Pinkie, Hyacinth, 
and Quaker. It and the Athens Library afford their readers such ready and 
comfortable access to books as to make our life in older libraries seem se- 
questered and austere. 

My visit to Agnes Scott College in the Atlanta suburb of Decatur, where 
I met informally with the library staff, the faculty and the president, in- 
creased my information about Page Ackerman. As an alumna of the school, she 
is remembered with pride and affection. 

Spring was well along in Atlanta. Dogwood, redbud, and oak were in flower, 
and the temperature was near RO . I saw Stone Mountain, Peach Tree Street, 
Rich's Department Store, the sad spot where Margaret Mitchell was struck and 
killed by an auto, and Richard Harwell's mouth-watering collection of Confeder- 
ate imprints. I regret that I was not able for lack of time to visit Ruth 
Berry's alma mater, the University of Atlanta, which is not a member of the 
Center, but which Richard Hocking spoke of in particular as a place of great 
purpose and practical idealism. 

Next week between classes I will range from Simmons College in Boston to 
Durham and Chapel Hill in North Carolina, and I promise to report on these 
travels in an early issue. 

L.C. P. 

From Riverside (Calif.) to Riverside Drive (N.Y. ) with the Acting Librarian 

A number of problems, especially the planning of the budget request and a 
book storage facility, require that I consult with Mr. Powell. Therefore I 
have packed a briefcase of work and taken a train (I like to work on trains) 
to New York; but I shall be back home next week, before most of you have noticed 
my absence. 

In his sparkling talk to the staff on his tour of Germany ( "Tales of a 
Reluctant Traveler") Mr. Coney mentioned that he and I had just come from a 
meeting of the Library Council in Riverside. The first all-day session of the 
meeting was devoted to a discussion of matters in which the University libraries 
and state college libraries have a common concern. Members present at this 
session were Donald Coney (Berkeley: Council Secretary), Edwin Coman (Riverside: 
host to the meeting), Richard Bl anchard ( Davis ), Roy Holleman (La JoUa), J. 
Periam Danton (Berkeley: Library School), Stanislavs Vasilevskis (Mt. Hamilton) 
Donald Davidson (Santa Barbara), John B. de CM. Saunders (San Francisco), and 
Andrew Horn (proxy for L.C. P. and chairman of the session). Visitors were 
Margaret Buvens (Riverside: Citrus Experiment Station Library), Marion Milczewski 
(Assistant Librarian, Berkeley, and recording secretary for the session) and 
state college Librarians Norris A. Bleyhl (Chico), Alan D. Covey (Sacramento), 
and Beverley Caverhill (Los Angeles). At the closed session on the following 
day -- Mr Danton presiding, Mr. Davidson Recording, and Mr. Holleman absent due 
to his wife s illness --questions concerning the merit increase policy, the Inter- 
campus Union List of Serials, TWX operations, etc., were aired 




April 23, 1^54 S5 

The highlight of the two-day meeting came the first evening when members 
and visitors were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Coman at their home for a fine 
dinner party. At night we rattled around in the amazing Mission Inn. During 
most of the waking hours we sat around a table in the conference room of the 
campus Library, adjoining the staff room from which were served morning coffee 
and afternoon orange juice by pretty ladies of the library staff. Among the 
campus notables who greeted us were former UCLA faculty members. Provost 
Watkins and Professor Olmsted. 



David Djaparidze, Librarian of the Ecole Nationale de Langues Orientales 
Vivantes, Paris, and member of the staff of the Bibliotheque Nationale, was 
accompanied through the Library, on April 2, by Professor Dimitry Krassovsky. 
Mr, Djaparidze is the author of the Slavic section of Macles's Les Sources du 
Travail Bib I lographique . 

Dr. Rene Dubos, internationally known bacteriologist and member of the 
Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research, visited the Biomedical Library, 
April 8. 

Mr. and Mrs. Paulo Neves Carvalho, of Belo Horizonte, Brazil, and Mrs. 
Grace W. Hill, of the International Language School, Los Angeles, visited the 
Library, April 7, with Professor Marion Zeitlin and Miss Helen Caldwell. Mr. 
Carvalho, a member of the Faculty of Law of the University of Minas Geraes, 
is a visiting professor this year at USC. Senhora Carvalho is an author and 
a regular contributor to several Brazilian newspapers. They were particularly 
interested in the municipal government materials in the Bureau of Governmental 
Research and in the Portuguese collection, and were shown around by Dorothy 
Wells and Helene Schimansky. 

Allan Stevenson, of Chicago, visited the Department of Special Collections, 
April 7, in connection with a research project on Norman paper-making which he 
is conducting at the Huntington and other southern California libraries. 

Dorothy Harkness, Librarian for the Union Oil Company, visited the Geology 
Library, April 9. Another recent visitor to Geology was H.C. Bemis, Chief of 
the Exploration Department of the Standard Oil Company of California. 

Marion A. Milczewski, Assistant Librarian on the Berkeley campus, visited 
the Library on April 15, for talks with Gordon Williams and various department 

Mr. G.S.R. Kitson-Clark, Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, visited the 
University and Clark Libraries with Professor Clinton Howard on April 16. As 
Mr. Kitson-Clark' s principal field of interest is 19th century English history, 
he enjoyed an hour or so of browsing in the Sadleir collection in the main 
Library. He is spending the academic year in residence at the University of 
Pennsyl vani a. 

Clark Library Visitors 

Recent readers and visitors at the Clark Library have included Miss Margaret 
Anderson of New York; Sir George Clark, historian, of Oxford; Dr. Alexander Pogo. 
Librarian of the Mt. Wilson and Palomar Observatories; Mr. and Mrs. Webster 
Aitkin of New York; Mr. and Mrs. Edward Bos tetter , of the University of Washington, 
currently doing research in this area, and Mr. Maxwell Anderson, distinguished 

Representatives at Medical Library Group 

Messrs. George Scheerer and Robert Lewis represented the Biomedical Library 
at the spring meeting of the Medical Library Group of Southern California, held 
in the Medical Library of the United States Naval Hospital at Camp Pendleton, 
Pacific Coast Marine Base. The program, which centered on military medicine, 
included a tour of the combat practice area. 

UCLA Librarian 

L.C.P. at Simmons College 

Staff Association Business Meeting 

A business meeting of the Library Staff Association will be held on Thurs- 
day, April 29, at 4 p.m., in the Staff Doom. Items to be discussed or voted 
on are the constitution, the Social Committee's recommendations for the Courtesy 
Committee, and recommendations of the Longevity Committee. All staff members 
are urged to attend. 

Regional Group of Catalogers Meeting 

The spring meeting of the Los Angeles negional Group of Catalogers, of 
which Esther Koch is this year's chairman, will be held on Saturday, May 8, in 
El Venado Room of the Los Angeles Elks Club, 607 South Park View Street. 
Luncheon will be served at 12:15 p.m. "Shall we have a Processing Center in 
Southern California?" will be the topic for discussion at the workshop meeting 
beginning at 1:30 p.m. Miss Allene Durfee of the Los Angeles Public Library 
will act as moderator for this discussion, which has been planned by the Pro- 
gram Chairman, William Conway of the Clark Library. The business meeting which 
will follow will include the election of officers and a report by the Constitu- 
tion Committee on suggested changes in the constitution. Reservations for the 
luncheon ($1.75 per person) should be sent by April 30 to Miss Dorothy Armstrong, 
Los Angeles State College Library, 855 N. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles 29. 

Seminars and Group Visits at the Clark I 

Professor Clinton N. Howard, of the department of History, has convened 
hisseminar in British History, 16^0-1750 at the Clark Library regularly since 
1946; the only break in continuity of the weekly meetings was the year 1950-51, 
when he was on leave at the University of Nottingham. Again this semester, his 
ten graduate students meet each Thursday afternoon for individual study pre- 
ceding the group meeting in one of the rare book rooms for discussion and read- 
ing of papers. 

Professor H.T. Swedenberg, of the English Department, brought ten students 
from his Age of Dryden class to the Clark Library on March 19th. For the tour 
of the Library, conducted by Mr. Conway, volumes of interest to the group were 
placed on display in the rare book rooms. These included an early edition of 
Dunyan's Pilgrim's Progress, the first editions of John Dryden's All for Love 
and Annus Mirabilis , the diaries of John Evelyn and Samuel Pepys, and The 
London Gazette for September, 1666 with its account of the Great Fire of London. 

Professor Vinton Dearing, of the English Department, held his Bibliography 
seminar at the Clark on March 30th. The seven graduate students heard a lecture 
by Mr. Dearing, illustrated by books from the collections, ranging from incun- 
ables to modern fine printing. After the formal meeting, Mrs. Davis conducted 
the students on a tour through the building. 


April 23, 1954 87 

CLA at San Bernardino Tomorrow 

The annual meeting of the Southern District of the California Library 
Association will be held tomorrow at the National Orange Show in San Bernardino. 
The featured speaker at the morning session will be Abbott Kaplan, Associate 
Director of the Institute of Industrial Delations on this campus and Assistant 
Director of University Extension, whose subject will be "As Others See Our 
Job." CLA President Edwin Castagna and State Librarian Carma R. Zimmerman will 
also speak on this program, and Southern District Helen Luce will preside. In 
the afternoon a panel and group discussion will be held, in which participants 
will include a legislator, trustee, librarian, library user, public relations 
expert, and an adult education specialist. Fuller information is posted on the 
Library bulletin board. 

Omar Collection is Now Cataloged 

The cataloging is now complete for the Omar Khayyam Collection purchased 
in 1951 for the Department of Special Collections from a Bournemouth book 
dealer. These books once formed a good part of the collection of Ambrose 
George Potter, the outstanding bibliographer of Omar, and many of them contain 
his notations. In 1937 Potter completed work on a revised and enlarged edi- 
tion of his 1929 bibliography, but his materials were destroyed by fire in 
1938 before publication, and he did not publish another edition before his 
death in the late 1940's. Among the some 200 titles in the collection are 
several editions in the original Persian, numerous editions of the transla- 
tions of Edward FitzGerald and others into English, and translations into 
Latin, Greek, Japanese, Danish, Aramaic, Turkish, and various other languages, 
all testifying to the universal appeal of Omar's philosophy. A most interest- 
ing item is a tiny volume billed by its publisher as "the smallest printed 
book in the world." This miniature Rubaiyat measures one-fourth of an inch in 
height and three-sixteenths of an inch in width. The publisher, the Common- 
wealth Press of Worcester, Massachusetts, picturing twenty-four of these small 
volumes tucked into an ordinary-sized thimble, thoughtfully provides the reader 
with a magnifying viewer! 

Cooper Society Publishes a Notable Book 

A handsome volume, Life Histories of Central American Birds, by Alexander 
Skutch, is just off the press, and constitutes number 31 of the Cooper 
Ornithological Society's Pacific Coast Av i fauna series. It contains life 
histories of 40 species of birds of Central America belonging to the higher 
families of song birds -- the finches, tanagers, troupials, wood warblers, and 
honey creepers. The author has devoted a quarter of a century of outdoor work 
to the intensive study of the varied and complex bird life of the mountains 
and lowlands of Latin America. Illustrations by Don B. Eckelberry include a 
colored frontispiece showing a group of tanagers. 

For ten years the Cooper Ornithological Society and the UCLA Library have 
enjoyed an exchange arrangement whereby in return for housing the Society's 
back files of its bi-monthly journal, The Condor and Pacific Coast Avifauna, 
and providing shipping room facilities, the Library has been given complete 
files of these journals and has been permitted to exchange copies of The 
Condor with scientific institutions in many parts of the world. The Assistant 
Business Manager of the Society, Professor Thomas R. Howell, of the Zoology 
Department, tells us that the Library now exchanges copies of The Condor for 
ornithological journals of 105 institutions, 60 of which are situated in 28 
foreign countries. Included among these journals are such noted ones as Ibis, 
published by the British Ornithological Union, The Emu, of Melbourne, and 
The South Aus tralian Ornithologist , Adelaide. 

The Cooper Society was organized in 1893 and now has members in every 
state of the Union and in more than 25 other countries. Mr. C. V, Duff of 
Hollywood is the Society's genial and energetic Business Manager. 

Professor Alden H. Miller, Director of the California Museum of 
Vertebrate Zoology at Berkeley, and Editor of The Condor, and Frank A. Pitelka, 
Curator of Birds in the Museum, served as editors for the Skutch book. 

88 UCLA Librifrian 

Mark Twain Items in the Library 

The Library acquired in 1951 a number of volumes formerly owned by Mark 
Twain, at the auction of the effects of his daughter Clara Clemens Samoussoud, 
in Hollywood. Among the books in the author's personal collection was a first 
edition of Bret Harte's The Luck of Roaring Camp, and Other Sketches (1870), 
which contains some 435 words of pencil scribbling in the margins by Mark 
Twain. This copy of "The Luck" was one of the high points of the sale, in 
which UCLA bid in twenty volumes containing Mark Twain annotations. Professor 
Bradford A. Booth, of the English Department, has written an article in the 
January issue of American Literature , entitled "Mark Twain's Comments on Bret 
Harte's Stories," in which he quotes with additional comment some of the in- 
teresting marginalia in this volume. 

Report on LIES' s Pictorial Classification 

The University Elementary School Library's scheme of showing the locations 
of subject groupings of picture books by th ree- i nch-hi gh strip murals above 
the sections of bookcases, which was reported in the UCLA Librarian of Febru- 
ary 15, 1952, has now been described and illustrated in the Vlilson Library 
Bui le tin for April, in an article by UES Librarian Winifred Vaughan Walker 
and Bettina Leonard, Librarian of the Mark Twain Elementary School Library in 
Long Beach. The title is "New Ways of Classifying Books for Young Children." 



The Editor regrets that Ralph Lyon's name was inadvertently omitted from 
the list of CLA committee members in the UCLA Librarian of April 9. Mr. Lyon 
is a member of the Regional Resources Coordinating Committee, Southern District, 
and has particular responsibility for promotion of the cooperative newspaper 
microfilming project in southern California. The addition of his name brings 
to nine the number of UCLA Library staff members represented this year on the 
list of CLA officers and committeemen. 

Mrs. Mooley to Glendale 

The Glendale Public Library seems to be a light year or so ahead of the 
rest of us when it comes to relations with the outward- looking interplanetary 
people. Or so it would seem from a news item in last week's Daily News about 
a meeting of the Reaction Research Society to be held in the Glendale Library 
to consider the work of the Army Ordnance Corps in its efforts "to locate 
some objects in space large enough to use for natural space stations." 

In the same issue of the paper the well-known Mrs. Mooley was reported 
in training for her "comeback try" at jumping over the moon. Considering 
the early deadline we have to hold to in publishing this sheet, she may al- 
ready have made her jump by the time you read this. We suppose she will tell 
of her experiences at the Library in Glendale. 

UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office. Editor: 
Everett Moore. Contributors to this issue: Gladys A. Coryell, Louise M. 
Darling, Edna C. Davis, Andrew H. Horn, Esther D. Koch, Mate McCurdy, Sadie 
McMurry, Uelene E. Schimansky, Wilbur J. Smith, Martin E. Thomas, Elsie F. 
Unterberg, Dorothy Wells. 







Volume 7, Number 16 

May 7, 1954 

Report From tKe Acting Librarian 

There are many, many things to do in New York. A fortnight ago I was 

busy doing quite a few of them -- a tour of the United Nations; from the top 

of the Empire State Building with Mr, and Mrs. Powell, a view of the stark 
granite and brick forest which ir ""' 

When my business with Mr. Powell was 
visit the University of North Carolina wh 
History Department, two of whom (Professo 
are Ph.D's from UCLA; another, James King 
Hopkins. I had a chat with Librarian Ch a 
Wilson, who is working, with Mr. Tauber o 
Tlie University Library. A great many of 
at North Carolina liave California bonds, 
of California faculties or as former Cal i 
a beautiful setting for a fine university 
an experience, rather than a season. 

finished 1 took a day's vacation to 
ere I have several friends in the 
rs Harold Bierck and Frank Klingberg) 
, was a colleague of mine at the Johns 
rles Bush and Professor Louis Bound 
f Columbia, on a revised edition of 
the administrators and faculty members 
through colleagues on the University 
fornians themselves. Chapel Hill is 
; and the springtime in Carolina is 

The City of Chicago seems to have worked out an arrangement with the rail- 
roads whereby all train passengers lay over for a few hours to visit the town. 
1 took advantage of tliis opportunity to re-visit the Midwest Inter-Library 
Center. Carl Wheat, who is interested in cooperative storage libraries, and I 
again crossed paths here. I called on Dean Aslieim of the Chicago Graduate Li- 
brary School, and then dropped in at the Lakeside Press, where I was toured by 
IL lUchard Archer and Harold Tribolet through the libraries and the extra-bindery. 
A visit to ALA Headquarters wound things up at Chicago. All in all, it was a 
busy ten days. I'm glad to be home! 



UCLA Librarian 


Margaret Collins, Senior Library Assistant in the Acquisitions Department, 
has resigned, to return to her home in Chicago. 




Edgar W.R. Steacie, Vice-President of the Canadian National Research Coun- 
cil, visited the Chemistry Library during his recent series of guest seminar 
lectures to students in the Chemistry Department. 

George Piternick , of the CU Library staff, discussed cataloging matters with 
Gordon Williams and Rudolph Engelbarts, on April 28, and paid a brief visit to 
the Department of Special Collections. 

Mrs. Margaret M. Underwood, Assistant Librarian of the Burbank Public Li- 
brary, visited the Department of Special Collections, April 20. 

A. Edward Wheeler, micropal eontologi st for the Shell Oil Company in Long 
Beach, visited the Geology Library, on April 23, with John T. McGill of the 
Geology Department. 

More than one hundred visitors toured the Chemistry Library during th 
ing of the Southern California Section of the American Chemical Society ea 

e meet - 
y early in 

Out of the Editor's (i.e. 
man for April 17 comes news that 
I'oweli did a 
sixth in the s 

Sol M. Malkin's) Corner in the Ant iquarian Book- 
"Carl Jackson reports that Lawrence Clark 

17 comes news that Carl Jackson reports that Lawrence Clark 
'fine job of spell -binding his audience of over 100 people for the 
sixuii in tne series of the University of Tennessee Library Lectures on March 15.' 
.arry's subject: 'The Magnetic Field of Books.' Someday we expect to get an 
article on 'The Magnetic Field of LCP. '" 

Here They Go 

Our contingent of visitors to Europe are getting an early start this year. 
The first two (and we don't know that there will be any more -- but who can 
tell?) are Mrs. Elsie Unterberg, who left last week for a three-months' trip with 
her husband, and Ardis Lodge, who leaves today and will be gone for ten weeks. 
The Unterbergs| trip will take them chiefly to Austria, Italy, France, and Spain 
(Mr. Unterberg's former home in Vienna will be a principal stopping place), and 
Miss Lodge is to travel with New York friends in Spain, Italy, Switzerland, 
France, Sweden, and England. 

May 7, 1054 ^1 

Important Meeting Coming Up 

Save the date of Saturday, June 5, for the meeting of the Southern Divi- 
sion of the College, University, and Research Libraries Section of CLA, at 
the Riverside Campus of the University. Speakers will include Mr. Powell 
( "Learning to Teach and Teaching to Learn: My Semester at Columbia"), Mrs. 
Nell Steinmetz, and Provost Gordon S. Watkins. Johanna Allerding is chairman 
of the section. More details in the next issue. 

What a Choice! 

For the office of Vice President, Presi dent- Elect of ACRL, members must 
vote for either Robert Vesper, Director of Libraries at the University of 
Kansas, or Neal Harlow, Librarian of the University of British Columbia — 
both of whom have records as administrators at UCLA — both of whom are making 
even more impressive records in their present positions than they did at 
We St wood! 

From Rooks to Borax 

Not only is John D. Henderson a candidate for Vice President, President- 
Elect of the ALA, but we read in the papers that he has been elected a director 
of Death Valley '49ers, Inc., "a group devoted to perpetuating the lore of the 
famous desert area." iVlr. Henderson (whose main job of course is Los Angeles 
County Public Librarian) has been chairman of the authors' breakfast at the 
Death Valley Encampments for the last two years, and will serve in the same 
capacity at the sixth annual encampment next November. One of Librarian Hender- 
son's friends was heard to remark that this is about as far as one can go to 
get the real lowdown. 

Books at Scripps College 

Only residents of the San Gabriel Valley were privileged to read in their 
Sunday Los Angeles Times on April 18 about the Ella Strong Denison Library of 
Scripps College in Claremont, described and pictured on the front page of a 
feature section of the edition published over on the other side of the Arroyo 
Seco, Some people we know, however, brought over a copy from that sector, and 
we can now see that Dorothy Drake's library got written up very nicely, and 
its lovely building, and occupants, were well illustrated. The Times reporter 
was rightly impressed by Miss Drake's belief that "books will better serve 
their purposes in a dormitory room than on a library shelf," on which basis 
this library for the 225 women of Scripps is operated. 

Nice Words 

ment oi AcKnow leagement s with the remark that ^sureiy in no otner pioieb& 
can the general level of courtesy be so high as among librarians. My debt to 
them is incalculable." His research took him to many libraries around the New 
York, Washington, and New England regions, but he gives particular recognition 
to the John Carter Brown Library, the libraries of the New York Historical 
Society, the National Archives, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, and 
Princeton University, and the New York Public Library and the Library of Congress, 

" Mitchell of California " 

Mr. Powell's paper on Sydney B. Mitchell, which he read last February at 
the American Library History Round Table, in Chicago, is published this month 
in the Wilson Library Bui le tin. The many former students of the late Dean of 
the Library School at Berkeley will find this a remarkable study of a remark- 
able teacher and dean. 


UCLA Librar ian 


Some Sensible Remarks about University F^resses 

We commend to 
Manager of the Pub 
in the Saturday Re 
of integrity in pu 
Press and the Lady 
comment in the adv 
style, and equally 
of university pres 
University Press h 
and lively scholar 
Samuel T. Farquiiar 

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ses. Thes 
as in Mr. 
1 y publish 
' s man agor 

ing the excellent editorial by August Fruge, 
partment of the University of California Press, 
ersity Press Issue, May 1), concerning matters 

It appears under the title, "The University 
commend also, in the same issue, his column of 
for the U. C. Press, written in equally graceful 
its observations on the special responsibilities 
e two pieces are agreeable reminders that the 
Fruge an able advocate for the traditions of sound 
ing which characterized the Press under the late 

Cuteness in the Government? 

Strange goings on in the Library of Congress's processing departments 
were recently suspected by some of our catalogers, when it was discovered that 
the title on Paper No. I of the United States Waterways Experiment Station 
(Vicksburg, Miss.), recently acquired by this Library, did not correspond to 
that of the first title listed on the LC card's contents note; in fact, LC 
seemed to have shown no regard for usual principles of arranging titles in ordei 
by number, but had rather followed a whimsical listing by letters -- and these 
not in alphabetical order. (Where will those subversives strike next?) The 
first Paper, for example, was designated as "II", and "J" was found to come 
along much farther on in the series. (Apparently not a Poman numeral I, and 
not the letter I, either, which any schoolboy in the old days knew would come 

right after H. Thoughts getting darker. If we can't trust LC ) 

Time for an investigation: and Miss More and Mrs. Burleigh determined to 
get to the bottom of this one. The solution was a simple one, and will restore 
our faith in the Congressional Library, though perhaps not in the Waterways 
Experiment Station. It seems tiie Waterways Poys, in a fit of pride in their 
product, had arranged their first nine Papers, not in one of the ordinary, bor- 
ing old ways, but according to a kind of acrostic style, under the letters H, 
Y, D, R, A, U, L, I, C! (It was all explained in a note on the LC card.) 

It is probably only fair to point out that this series was begun back in 
the more leisurely thirties (11 came out in 1931), when the Army Engineers had 

than they were to have just a few years 
letters in HYDRAULIC, and what with more 
abandoned their cuteness and resorted to 
C was -- Number 10! Incidentally, number 
is of local interest, being on the subject 

more time to play with such devices 
later. By 1933 they had run out of 
serious matters on their minds they 
numbers, so that the next one after 
18 (1937), the last in the series 

of "A Model Study of Maintenance Works at Dallona Creek Outlet, Venice, 
Cal i fornia. " 

The Clark Tours 


Smiling faces and sore necks characterized the 64 members who were able 
to take advantage of last week's William Andrews Clark Memorial Library tours, 
arranged through the cooperation of the Librarian's Office and the Staff 
Association during the Spring Recess. Mrs. Edna Davis, Reference Librarian 
of the Clark, very gracefully conducted the several tours through the fabulous 
rooms of the Library, and necks were craned in all directions to see the paint- 
ings and murals adorning the walls and ceilings of the entrance hall and draw- 
ing room, where scenes from Dryden's works show the late Mr. Clark's leanings 
toward that author. 

A number of incunabula were shown for the occasion, as well as a 100th 
anniversary exhibition of Oscar Wilde, and one on graphic arts; and several 
17th century materials, including two fictional "Trips to the Moon." Incunabula 
included the Nuremberg Chronicle, 1493; Boethius's De Consolatione Philosophie, 
1476; the Gesta Ronanorum, ca. 1485; and Ranul f Ijigden's Policronicon, 1495. 

To the entire Clark Library staff, many thanks for your hospitality. 


May 7, 1954 93 

A Son 

The Herbert Greenspans are the parents of a son, Paul. Mrs. Myrtle 
( "Mitzi") Greenspan is a former member of the Acquisitions Department. 

Freedom of Communication 

The Proceedings of the First Conference on Intellectual Freedom, held 
in New York City in 1952, have just been published by the ALA, under the 
title of Freedom of Communicat ion. They were edited by William Dix and Paul 
Bixler, past and present chairmen of the ALA' s Con 

An Opinion Poll 

The editor of a staff bulletin such as the one you are reading is likely 
to wonder once in a while if anyone really reads his publication, and if so, 
what the reader really thinks of what he sees there. Working himself into a 
thoroughly introspective state it is not long before said editor questions 
whether it is worth all the effort of laboring bi-weekly against the inexorable 
deadline, and the heartbreak that results from leaving the "e" off of Smythe's 
name. (When this happens, he knows someone has read his sheet, and then he is 
sorry to find that anyone has.) 

In an attempt to pry into the reluctant reader's mind, the Editor of the 
UCLA Librar lan asks for an expression of opinion on the several matters enumer- 
ated on the extra sheet distributed with this issue. 

He does not promise in return to please you all nor to satisfy all tastes. 
He does hope to be able to come closer to meeting most of your interests and 
to reporting Library affairs more effectively. 

Please fill out your blank and send it to the Editor by next Wednesday, 
May 12. No signatures, please. 

UCLA Librar ian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office. Editor: 
Everett Moore. Contr ibutors to this issue: Johanna E. Allerding, Vera C. Cain, 
Eve A. Dolbee, David W. Heron, Grace Hunt, Sadie McMurry, Paul M. Miles, Helen 
G. More, Helene E. Schimansky, Florence G. Williams, L. Kenneth Wilson. 






Volume 7, Number 17 

May 21, 1954 

Report from Morningside Heights: IV 

Today I am in New Haven as guest of Librarian Babb 
the Swiss book- collector, Martin Bodmer, attended also 
bibliographer, Dr. John Fulton, and order librarian and 
Donald Wing. Tonight the Council of the Bibliographi ca 
meets for dinner at the home of Herman "Fritz" Liebert 
assistant to Mr. Babb, and tomorrow the Society's annua 
in the new library of Trinity College, at nearby Hartfo 
in Providence to visit the John Carter Brown Library an 
Lawrence C. Wroth, as well as Brown University Libraria 
guest I was. 

On Tuesday I took a run down to Princeton, where I 
of the University Library Staff Association, stopping o 
the Newark Public Library and lunch with its director, 
city librarian of Oakland and father of the University 
Personnel Officer, Boynton Kaiser. 

at a luncheon for 
by Yale' s Medical 

bibl iographer, 
1 Society of America 
, bibliographical 
1 meeting will be held 
rd. Yesterday 1 was 
d its librarian, 
n David Jonah, whose 

spoke to a meeting 
ff en route to visit 
John B. Kaiser, former 
of California's Chief 

Classes are over, grades turned in, and I am beginning to pack for the 
homeward journey, which will be via the "deep heart of Texas," where in Austin 
for the first time I shall visit J. Frank Dobie and the University Library and 
its Wrenn Collection of English literary rarities. 

It has been a wonderful semester at Columbia as a member of Carl White's 
faculty, some of the pedagogical details of which I shall report on at the 
CURLS meeting Saturday week in Riverside. Thanks to a schedule of classes on 
Monday and Wednesday and to the swiftness of air travel, 1 have been able to 
visit a number of campuses and libraries new to me. 

Because the trip to Simmons College came on Tuesday I had to hustle to 
Boston and back with no time for a Harvard or M.I.T. side-trip, but I did have 
a fine full day at Miss Humiston's alma mater as guest of Library School Direc- 
tor Kenneth Shaffer, had tea with his colleagues, and dined with him, Mary 
Duncan Carter, and Jacob Blanck, before hearing the latter' s lecture on chil- 
dren's literature. 

I must confess to having taken the train to North Carolina, going down on 
the "Peach Queen" and returning on the "Crescent;" I had a day each in Dur- 
ham and Chapel Hill. Duke's Librarian, Ben Powell, lodged me elegantly in the 
University Residence, the former home of one of the Duke brothers, into one 
room of which the whole W. A. Clark house could be easily put. I had lunch with 
the Duke library department heads, spent a couple of hours reading in the Trent 
Whitman collection, spoke to the Friends at a candle-lit filet mignon banquet, 
then met a host of fine people at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Powell. 

The next day I was Charles Rush's guest at the University of North Carolina, 
where I met several of the former Uclans mentioned by Mr. Horn in the last issue, 
plus our former mathematics professor William Whyburn. U. N. C. is another one 
of Page Ackerman's alma maters and I heard more of her past from Library School 
Dean Susan Grey Akers. Also I called on Louis R. Wilson and met the retired 
Michigan mathematician and book collector extraordinary, Professor Louis C. 
Karpinski. "Hush puppies" were on the dinner menu and I gobbled a plate of 
them. This time 1 had cream gravy on my grits. Mmm. 


UCLA Librarian 

I have promised the Southeastern Librarian an article on my impressions 
of southern university libraries, in which I shall expatiate on their biblio- 
graphical, gastronomical , and hospitable charms. 

Two weeks ago I was in Bloomington (via Pittsburgh and Indianapolis) on 
my first visit to Indiana University. There I had a bookish rendezvous with 
Librarian Robert A. Miller and his assistant, Cecil Dyrd, saw special collec- 
tions, archives, and a remarkable music library. 

The southern Indiana landscape is hilly and hickory wooded, with occasion- 
al glimpses of limestone quarries, and evokes the spirit of such good Hoosiers 
as Wendell Willkie and Gene Stratton Porter. 

Last week I was in Maryland to speak at a meeting of the Maryland Library 
Association. I went early to visit the Enoch Pratt Library, the Library of 
Peabody Institute, and to dine at the Johns Hopkins Faculty Club with Don 
Cameron Allen, Osier Professor of English, and Mrs. Allen, good friends from 
the University Conference at Nice in 1950 and bookhunting together in England. 

To the meeting at Annapolis I was chauffered by the J.H. Head Cataloger 
Emily Schilpp and gleaned from her and others a few choice bits on Mr. Horn's 
year as a History professor at Hopkins before he saw the Light. The meeting 
was in Carvel Hall, a beautiful building typical of Annapolis' s colonial 
vestiges. The theme was the Responsibilities of Librar ianship , and I spoke on 
"The Education of a Librarian." 

After luncheon came a panel on recruiting, led by Father Kortendick, Direc- 
tor of the Catholic University Library School in my nearby hometown of Washing- 
ton. It was our first meeting since he introduced me on the G. L. S. Library 
Institute at Chicago in 1948. I also met Marion Milczewski's sister-in-law, 
Elizabeth Oobb, and Dora Gerard's Pratt Institute classmate, Mary Leona lluber, 
personnel director of Enoch Pratt and president of the M.L.A. ] 

En route to the airport I paid a brief visit to the Library of St. John's 
College and saw the remnants of the first public library collection in colonial 
America, the Annapoiitan Library founded by the Reverend Thomas Bray in 1696, 
as one of fifty such collections throughout Maryland to serve Anglican ministers. 
I learned that Annapolis was named for Princess Anna of Denmark. 

Lots of lively things have been going on in New York: a lunch at Luchow's 
with the Manhattan-Bronx-Queens-Brooklyn-Newark version of John Henderson's 
notorious He-Men Librarians' Protective Association; a dinner at the Grolier 
Club as a co-guest with Ro 1 y Baughman of the Old Booksellers' Round Table; a 
visit to my penultimate class by Marilla Waite Freeman, and Gerald McDonald and 
Ed Carpenter of the N.Y.P.L. ; the Holliday sale, where Glen Dawson dominated 
the bidding on behalf of several western libraries, including that of his alma 
mater, UCLA. Wilbur Smith will be glad to show the staff the results of our 

What does it all add up to? That library work is a land of universal 
brotherhood, that the U.S.A. is an infinitely wonderful homeland, and tliat UCLA 
is going to look mighty good to me come Tuesday, June 1st, when I'll be seeing 



Mrs. Edwina S. Ross has been appointed Senior Typist Clerk in the Periodi- 
cals Section of the Reference Department, replacing Mrs. Cynthia Siskin, who 
has resigned. Mrs. Ross is a graduate of Smith College of last June, and has 
recently worked in an insurance office in Westwood. 

Results of the Poll 

Some results of the UCLA Librarian opinion poll in the last issue are re- 
ported in the supplementary sheet distributed to Library staff members with this 

UCLA Librarian 97 

A.H.H. Speaks in the Valley 

Unified Annual Report 

The Library Council's annual report for 1952-1953 has been received and 
copies are available in the Office of the Librarian. This, the fifth Unified 
Annual Report, was prepared by Librarian Coney and most skillfully reports 
the total activity of the University of California's library system for last 
year. All staff members will find it both valuable and enlightening -- a 
reading "must. " 



Egon Wellesz, of the Faculty of Music, Oxford University, composer and 
authority on Byzantine music, visited the Music Library on May 5, with Pro- 
fessor Leland Clarke, 

Mrs. Corinne Balser, of the Catalog Division, University of Washington 
Library, visited the Library on May 8. 

Margaret G. Hickman, Ida N. Badke, Dora B. Holman, and Herbert E. 
Jerrells „ all of the Los Angeles Public Library staff, visited the Department 
of Special Collections on May 5. 

Mrs. Frances Clarke Sayers, former head of the Children's Department, 
New York Public Library, visited the University Elementary School Library 
with Messrs. Horn and Gordon Williams, on May 12, following her guest lecture 
to Librarian Winifred Walker's class in Children's Literature. 

T.W. Dibblee, Jr., well-known reconnaissance geologist, visited the 
Geology Library, May 13. He is presently working on the Moj ave Tertiary 
Project for the U.S. Geological Survey. 

Vincent E. McKelvey, geologist of the U.S.G.S. in Menlo Park, visited 
the Geology Library following his lecture at the Geophysics Seminar on May 13. 

CSEA Action on Merit Increase Limitation 

The California State Employees' Association has recommended to the Uni- 
versity's Board of Regents the removal of the 70 per cent limitation on merit 
salary increases fo r non- academi c employees, according to The California State 
Employee for May 1. The Association also has protested to the Regents their 
failure to increase the minimum salary range step for those non-academic 
classifications in which employees were granted a July 1 or October 1, 1953, 
increase of five per cent. The Board of Directors of the CSBA approved these 
actions which had been recommended by the CSEA University Committee. 

The Association proposes that the Regents immediately remove the 70 per 
cent limitation on merit increases for the fiscal year 1954-55 and establish, 
prior to July 1, 1954, "fair and uniform standards" for measuring employee 
performance on the job. And the CSEA points out that the Regents' decision 
not to increase the minimum salary range step places all the University's 
non-academic classes five per cent below State employee rates for comparable 

Reservations for Riverside Meeting 

Luncheon reservations for the meeting on the Riverside Campus of the 
Southern Division of the College, University, and Research Libraries Section 
of CLA, on Saturday, June 5 (announced in the last UCLA Librarian) must be 
sent to Librarian Edwin T. Coman, Jr., at EUverside, not later than Tuesday, 
June 1. See full announcement on the bulletin board in Room 200. 

98 UCLA Librarian 

Winners of Campbell Contest Announced 

The winners of the sixth annual Robert B. Campbell Student Book Collection 
Contest were announced last week. The first prize of $100 in books was awarded 
to Patrick F. Kirby, Jr., of Westwood, a junior, for his collection of books 
on art (now on exhibition in the foyer). Second prize of $50 in books went to 
Miss Bobbie Trattner, of Beverly Hills, a junior, for her collection on American 
authors of the 19th and 20th centuries. Third prize of $25 in books was won by 
Robert Hendry, of Santa Barbara, a sophomore, for a collection of Japanese books 

The judges were Miss Helen Gardner, Visiting Professor of English at UCLA, 
from St. Hilda's College, Oxford University, and author of The Art of 7.5. 
Eliot; Matt Weinstock, of the Los Angeles Daily News; and Professor Waldo H. 
Furgason, of the UCLA department of Zoology. They spent a busy two hours in the 
Library a couple of weeks ago, going over the collections of books submitted, 
and the essays the eight finalists had written to describe and interpret their 
entri es. 

The runner-up in this year's contest was Mr. Masakazu Iwata, of Los Angeles, 
with a collection of Japanese books in English. 

Last week Matt Weinstock devoted one of his daily columns to an account of 
his experience as a juror, under the heading, "Judging Contest is a Tough Job," 
in which he quoted liberally from some of the students' essays that had interest 
ed him most. With the help of a sleepy proof-reader, he opened his remarks with 
the explanation that the chairman of the contest, in asking him to judge the 
student book collections, had perhaps detected "a cultural leg" in his Daily 
News column. A later edition of the paper lifted the chairman's alleged motives 
to a higher plane. 

Special credit for their good work on the contest goes to the planning 
committee, composed of Leo Linder, Mate McCurdy, and Robert Thomason, and Mr. 
Lawrence Stewart of the Department of English. 

Workshops and Institutes in Librarianship 

The Faculty of the School of Librarianship, at Berkeley, recently held an 
all-day meeting to which were invited a number of librarians from various parts 
of the state and from various types of libraries. The purpose of the meeting 
was to discuss the Library School's extra-curricular program in workshops and 
institutes for post-graduates. The School is particularly interested in learn- 
ing what kinds of subjects would be of most interest and most benefit to prac- 
ticing librarians. 

Mr. Horn, who represented the UCLA Library, is of the opinion that work- 
shops tend to capture the interest primarily of administrative librarians rather 
than those on the "firing line" of library service, and also that successful 
workshops or institutes should be repeated in convenient locations throughout 
the state in order to give maximum number of librarians an opportunity to 
participate. He will appreciate advice from all staff members on these questions 
in order that he may express a truly representative opinion of UCLA's librarians 
to the Library School faculty. 




New Acquisition of The Times and Pravda 


As reported here on March 26, the Library has acquired files of The Times 
(London) and Pravda (Moscow) on positive microfilm, which add substantially to 
our newspaper holdings. These have now arrived in the Department of Special 
Collections. The run of The Times, from January 1, 1875 to December 31, 1952, 
IS on 971 reels of film and replaces our former less extensive and somewhat 
spotty holdings of the paper edition. The Library continues to receive current 
issues in the paper edition. The Official Index to The Times, in the Reference 
Room, covers the period 1864 to date. 

The film of Pravda, on 70 reels, for the period from March 5, 1917 to 
December 31, 1939, extends our holdings back from our previous beginning date 
of January 1, 1940, and completes our run of this leading Russian newspaper 
through the Soviet period and down to date. 


UCLA Librarian 99 

Staff Association Decisions 

At last month's meeting of the Staff Association, the duties and respon- 
sibilities of the Association in times of bereavement and other special sit- 
uations were voted on. These duties lie within the function of the Courtesy 
Committee. It was decided by majority vote that in the case of a staff mem- 
ber's death, the committee will send flowers or engage in some suitable mem- 
orial activity. If the loss is within the immediate family of a staff member, 
a note of sympathy will be sent. Extended or serious illness of a member 
will be marked by a message of encouragement. 

Persons retiring after ten years or more service with the University, 
will be honored at some type of social activity and presented with a gift. 

Further action on these and other occasions may be made by individual 
departments and branches if they wish. 

S.A. Speaker 

The Staff Association was fortunate last Tuesday in having as a speaker 
Miss Grace N. Briggs discussing "Education for Li brari anship in Great Britain. 
Miss Briggs is a Fellow of the Library Association (England) and Assistant 
Secretary of the Bodleian Library at Oxford. For the past year she has been 
in residence at the Honnold Library of the Claremont Colleges on a Fulbright 
fellowship. She will be returning to her home in England soon. 

Catalogers Discuss Regional Proposal 

The Los Angeles Begional Group of Catalogers met on Saturday, May 8 at 
the Los Angeles Elks Club for a very successful spring luncheon meeting, with 
about 65 members present. The topic for discussion was "Shall we have a 
Processing Center in Southern California?" 

The Public Library Executives' Association of Southern California, better 
known as PLEASC, has for several years been discussing the possibility of 
establishing a regional processing center. Originally it was thought that 
the center would be physically separate from all the member libraries, but 
more recently the suggestion has been that a center in a large existing li- 
brary with augmented staff and facilities might be more feasible. Such a 
center would purchase and catalog all books for member libraries sending 
them the books and cards ready for use. Naturally such a center would run in- 
to conflicts in procedure between the existing systems in member libraries. 
The purpose of the catalogers' meeting was to think through what conflicts 
might arise in entries, classification, cuttering, serials, rec ataloging, 
processing, and subject headings and decide how, if at all possible, these 
conflicts might be resolved. 

Miss Allene Durfee of the Los Angeles Public Library, a member of a 
committee set up by PLEASC to study the possibility of a Processing Center, 
presented the problem and led the discussion. 

UCLA was well represented in the leadership of the meeting as well as in 
the discussion groups. Miss Esther Koch, retiring chairman of the Group, 
presided. Mr. William Conway of the Clark Library, program chairman, assisted 
Miss Durfee in arrangements for the meeting. Miss Helen More was chairman of 
the Constitution Committee and also leader of the serials discussion group. 
Mrs. Hiawatha Smith acted as recorder for the classification group. 

UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office. Editor: 
Everett Moore. Contributors to this issue: Vera C. Cain, Ruth Doxsee, Andrew 
H. Horn, Ralph Lyon, Jr., Paul M. Miles, Mary Lois Rice, Helene E. Schimansky, 
Florence G. Williams, L. Kenneth Wilson. 

■JUH 9 195* 





Volume 7, Number 18 

June 4, 1954 

Welcome Home, Boss! 

By the time you read this 
you will have been home three 
days, and will be well into the 
pile of things I have been mark- 
ing "Hold for LCP" or "Put it 
on his desk." We have all had a 
good time trying to see how wa 
can make out without you, and we 
have discovered that we can't do 
it. You belong in Westwood. 
No one has missed you so 
much as 1. The credit for 
holding the Library on its 
steady course is not mine, 
but yours in having selected 
a staff that can rise to any 
crisis calmly -- even cheer- 

A.H. Horn 
Ex-Acting Librarian 

From the Librarian 

It is with mixed emotions that I report that the library has been struck 
again by administrative lightning. This time the bolt came from Chapel Hill. 
On September Ist Mr, Horn will become Librarian of the University of North 
Carolina. It will take a little while for us to recover from this brilliant 
display of Tarheel might, but I think that the next issue will carry a further 
announcement. My strongest emotion is of course prideful pleasure in hia good 
fortune. I have watched him grow up from graduate student into one of the beat 
university librarians in the country. By his energy, imagination, loyalty, and 
above all his thoughtful kindliness, Andy has endeared himself to us all. Our 
affectionate best wishes go with him and his wife in all that they do. 


L.C.P. is President of B.S.A. 

The Bibliographical Society of America elected Mr. Powell as its President 
for the coming year at its meeting in New Haven on May 21. 


UCLA Librarian 

Some Praise for The Alckemy of Books 

Mr. Powell's newly published book, The Alchemy of Books (Los Angeles: 
Ward Ritchie Press) received some warm praise last Sunday from Paul Jordan- 
Smith, Book Review Editor of the Los Angeles Times, who described it in his 
leading review as "the most jocund and vigorous writing about books in general 
this reader has encountered since the days of Holbrook Jackson." The book con- 
tains a variety of essays, including six which come under the heading of 
"Bookman in Britain," written during L.C.P.'s year in Great Britain as a 
Guggenheim fellow. The title essay, "The Alchemy of Books," is the address 
he gave at the First General Session of the ALA Conference in New York in 1952. 

In remarking that the book has resulted from Mr. Powell's searchings for 
good books for UCLA, Mr. Smith says, "The local reader will begin to understand 
how it is that one of America's newest universities has in so short a time ac- 
quired more than 1,000,000 volumes in its library. Meanwhile, as a reader of 
this brief review may have guessed, I have had a joyous time reading Dr. Powell's 
book. It is beautifully printed, designed, and bound: an entirely local 
product of which all California bibliophiles may well be proud." 

Staff Member's Publication i 

Robert Wienpahl, of the Catalog Department, has just had an 8500-word article,, 
Contributions of English Baroque Theorists to an Evolving Tonality," accepted 
for Fall publication by the leading English journal of musicology. Music and 
Letters. Dr. Wienpahl is also the author of an article (published in the Journal 
of the American Musicological Society) which has been cited in the new definitive 
work, Music in the Renaissance, by Gustav Reese. 

Student Assistants Elected to Phi Beta Kappa 

Congratulations to student assistants on the Library staff who have been 
elected to membership in the Eta Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa: Harumi Befu, 
Catalog Department; Paul W. Holtz, Circulation Department; Phyllis Jean Hunt, 
Librarian's Office; and Robert M. Kahn, Biomedical Library. A former student 
assistant in the Catalog Department, Jim T. Araki, was also among those elected. 

Visit from Beirut President ' 

Stephen B.L. Penrose, President of the American University of Beirut, 
Lebanon, was entertained in the Library, on May 19, by Professor Clinton Howard, 
Mr. Horn, and other members of the Near East Committee. Other guests included 
Mrs. Edward A. Dickson, Miss Bedia Jamil, and a group of Arab students attend- 
ing UCLA. 

Medical Librarians Go Al Fresc o 

Six members of the Biomedical Librar 
of the Medical Library Group of Southern 
hot dogs (cooked by Andrew H. Horn), sand 
introduced to the Library and its collect 
Jake Zeitlin was the featured speaker of 
on early scientific and medical books. 

Miss Dorothy Nieman, president of th 
Veteran's Administration Center, Sawtelle 
of business which were settled at the mee 
amendments defining and establishing requ 
ization, and the election of officers for 
at Camp Pendleton Naval Hospital, will h 


year mf^'noriS^s'^ai'^!:"'' ^ V^' ^^'f ^'^""'^""^ °" microfilm start with the 
year i/«5, not 1875 as reported in the last issue of the Librarian. 

y staff attended last week's meeting 
California at the Clark Library. After 
wiches, salad, etc. , the group was 
ions by Bill Conway, Head Cataloger. 
the meeting, with an illustrated talk 

e group, and Chief Librarian at the 
, presented several important points 
ting. Included were constitutional 
irements for membership in the organ- 

1954-55. Miss Nancy Haines, Librarian 
ad the group next year. 

June 4, 1^54 

10 3 


of Staff Association 







ers of Executive Board: 





Miyeko Takita 




Kenneth Wilson succeeds to 







and Katherine 

Harrant and Wi 



ddermann continue 

as members of 





we cannot tell as yet what 
because no one knows yet. 
Those who go will be the 

f i rst 

Eating, swimming, and maybe even singing and dancing are in store for 
Staff Association picnickers on June 17th. A very pleasant way, we think, 
to welcome Mr. Powell back to UCLA. 

The women's Gym, including the pool, dressing rooms (divided for men and 
women, it says here), deck, lawn, and a large room with a piano, has been tak- 
en over by the Staff Association. For those who like to swim, there will be 
plenty of water. The life guard will be furnished, but each individual must 
bring his own bathing suit, towel, and cap. (Everyone entering the pool must 
wear a bathing cap. ) 

The food will be good and plentiful. But 
there will be. Not because it's a secret, but 
have entertainment, too. But that is a secret. 
to know. 

We're all hoping, and rather confidently too, that Mr. Powell will get a 
big 'bang' out of the swimming and stuff, and find everything so enjoyable that 
it'll be a good long time before he decides to leave us again. (Note: We hear 
that LCP plus a piano plus a good gang means fun for all -- in case this gives 
anyone any ideas.) 

Information regarding tickets will be sent to each department later on. 
There also will be a notice on the bulletin board. 

Real Hot (Cool, That Is) 

The B-Flat Bibliophiles, that close-harmonizing foursome of librarians who 
are soon going to have to get themselves a secretary to manage their engage- 
ments, recently were featured at an ASUCLA staff whingding, looking prosperous 
in new derbies and refurbished moustaches, and really sending the crowd with 
their melodious effects. The best party he'd had in 22 years, said General 
Manager Bill Ackerman. The quartet, in case you've forgotten, is composed of 
Kenny Wilson, Dave Heron, Bob Faris, and Don Black. Their next public appear- 
ance will be at the staff picnic on the 17th. 

Early Record of Panamint City 

The Library recently purchased for the Department of Special Collections 
an account book of the Surprise Valley Mining Company's General Store, at 
Panamint City, in Death Valley. The daily entries cover the last four months 
of 1874 and fill over 300 pages of this folio volume. They tell of a thriving 
mining community that lasted only three years. Its general store was stocked 
with merchandise hauled by wagon train from San Pedro. When the Comstock Sil- 
ver shares crashed on the San Francisco exchange in the summer of '75, Penamint 
City became a ghost town, The only present-day reminders of those robust and 

104 UCLA Librarian 

lucrative years are crumbled foundations and walls. Actually, there are few 
written records of the early Death Valley days. This account book was recovered 
from the old mining company warehouse, the only building that remained standing 
in 1924. 

'Disciplining" LC 

Every year, like every government agency, the Library of Congress must 
explain and defend its functions to the members of Congress who vote its 
appropriations. This year's report by the House Appropriations Committee has 
raised some questions about the Library's scope of operations which must 
worry all librarians who are in the least aware of the role LC plays as a nat- 
ional library, for the Committee, in voting to cut its budget request by 
$1,294,883 -- to grant $544,293 less than it has had this year -- stated that 
"As a corollary to the study and development of adequate legislative authority, 
the new Librarian ... should be mindful that the library is the instrument and 
the creature of the Congress. Its duties historically have been to meet the 
needs of the members of Congress first and to limit its service to that which 
can be furnished with the funds and staff available." 

In an article in the New York Times, May 24, Anthony Leviero reported 
this as a "disciplining" by Congress of its "own baby;" and he indicated 
that librarians are disturbed at this definition of the library's function, and 
by the apparent "tendency to limit what they regard as the scholarly mission 
of the old institution on Capital Hill." He observed that the committee was 
nettled by the absence of clear legal authority for many of the library 
activities, "a defect pointed out by Verner Clapp, the acting Librarian of 
Congress." LC has therefore been instructed to codify all the Congressional 
acts relating to it; the committee reports that it "feels that the new li- 
brarian must make this his first order of business upon assumption of office." 
Mr. L. Ouincy Mumford, Director of the Cleveland Public Library, who has been 
nominated Librarian of Congress, had been asked to listen while Mr. Clapp was 
questioned by the subcommittee on 1 egi si ati ve- j udici ary appropriations. 

Mr. Clapp told the committee that his "personal view of the function of 
the Library of Congress is that it should in the very first place serve Congress, 
However," he said, "I would be very reluctant, or I would be very sad, if these 
enormous collections of music, of law and of manuscripts -- this is one of the 
treasures of the world you have here, sir -- could not be utilized, and if the 
public at large were deprived of the use of them." 


A letter from the Harvard College Library recently informed us that a book 
belonging to UCLA had been turned in at Harvard's Loan Desk by mistake *** From 
a gentleman in Macao, near Hong Kong, came a politely apologetic request for the 
address of the Gadget-o f- the-month Club, "as I wish to contact them about my 
invention." The club turned out to be in Hollywood *** An invoice from Baghdad, 
in Arabic^script, received by Acquisitions last month, was dated 3.13.1373 
(A.H. ) *** Not only has Scrabble now been recognized by LC classifiers (books 
on It go in GV1507.S3), but a classification has been noted for "shaggy-dog 
stories ♦•• A letter addressed to the Reverence Department went undelivered 
for about a week *** And an invitation from the Bibliographical Society to 
visit Eton College on May 22, addressed to "The Librarian of the University of 
California, English Department Reading Room, 405 Hilgard Avenue, California 24, 
U.b. A. arrived m Librarian Coney's mail on the Berkeley campus, from whence 
It was regretfully forwarded to a more southerly Hilgard *** 

.r ^If yoV want to know what year this is A. D. , multiply 1373 by 970,224, point 
off SIX decimal places, and add 621.5774. , . F • 

UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's office Editor- 
Everett Moore. Contributors to this issue- Vera C Cain An.u° p n j 

W Hernii Pa.. I M Mii„^ n • u j r. > n • ,', ,^^^ *-• "-am, Anthony Greco, David 

n. Meron, Haul M. Miles, Richard O'Brien, Helene Schimansky. 
Artist: Roberta Nixon. 

UCLA Librarian June U, 195U (Supplement) 

iaore from the Librarian 

Rather than wait a fortni?ht for the next issue I am adding this to the 
Librarian in order to tell the staff of the new administrative relationships 
being created to offset the loss of 'bO-, horn. It is my belief that nndy cannot 
be readily replaced, and I am therefore lapsin- for the time being the position 
of associate librarian. :ir. "'illiams v;ill be the ranking assistant librarian 
in charge of Acquisitions, Catalog, Circulation, and Special Collections depart- 
ments, as well as of work with the archi tacts and Enf?ineers in the Library 
building program. 

The new assistant librarian will be Page .ickerman, vrho for the p-ist five 
years has been responsible for Social "Welfare library service, and this year 
has been supervisor of the Graduate Reading noom. uiss nckcrman will bs in 
charge of professional personnel work, of budget preparation, and all branch 
libraries. It is v;ith great confidence in her administrative ability that I 
make this promotional appointment from the ranlcs, and I have no doubt of the 
staff support she .Till receive. 

David neron vfill take over ..iss rickerman's present assignments in the 
Reference Department. 

I am naming head reference librarian Everett hoore to be editor of all 
library publications, and he vri.ll henceforth report directly to me. The Clark 
Library vri.ll continue to be my iriniediate reoi-onsioility as its firector* 

kiss Bradstreet will continue to be in charge of non-pi^ofessional personnel 
vrark, the Supplies and Expense and Equipment and Facilities bud^^ets and daily 
building maintenance, and in addition i am placing the Photographic division 
of Special Collections directly under her. 

It is a tribute to iir. Morn's ability that so many of us are required to 
assume the varied responsibilities he is relinquishing. 

I hope that the staff will share my confidence in the new team and can 
assure you that the Librarian's Office v.ri.11 be sensitive to the desires and 
needs of what I am convinced is an unsurpassed group of university librarians. 


ju" -' ; iMM 





LIBRARY ^ _ -^ 


Volume 7, Number 19 

June 18, 1954 

From the Librarian 

Mr. Horn and I lunched dowtown last week with David Davies, Librarian 
Claremont Colleges, and Carl Wheat, author, lawyer, and trustee of Pomona 
College, to discuss the possible need of a regional storage library in 
Southern California. After lunch Andy and I drove to San Marino to visit 
with Henry R. Wagner who will celebrate his 92d birthday on September 27th. 
The old gentleman is as emphatic, lucid, and bibliographical as ever. 

Last Saturday I participated in ground-breaking ceremonies for a half- 
million dollar addition to the Occidental College Library, and spoke for the 
alumni and the library profession in tribute to Librarian Elizabeth McCloy 
and her staff. It was thirty years ago that she became the college librarian 
and I an Oxy freshman. One of the most active guests of the day, and prob- 
ably the oldest, was Frederick Webb Hodge, Director of the neighboring South- 
west Museum, whose 90th birthday comes on October 28th. 

I have been appointed by the Chancellor to a campus committee on Radio 
and Television. The chairman is Hale Sparks, University Explorer, and the 
members include Dean Knudsen and Professors Martin Huberty, Kenneth Macgowan, 
and Robert Livingston. Dr. Livingston, Associate Professor of Physiology 
and Anatomy in the Medical School, called on me last week and we discussed 
the varied activities of his mentor. Dr. John Fulton, Yale's great medical 
bibliographer whom I recently visited in New Haven. 

I also enjoyed calls from former economics professor Lewis Maverick, now 
of Southern Illinois University, and researching with us this summer; from 
James Kitchen and Lyndon Musolf of the Bureau of Governmental Research, who 
reported completion of their regional study of San Diego and the inception of 
one on Orange County; and from Richard Harwell, Assistant Librarian of Emory 
University, who was my host during a recent visit to Atlanta. 

Everett Moore is in Chicago this week to attend the Graduate Library 
School's Institute on College Library problems. Next week he will represent 

106 UCLA Librarian 

us at the meetings in Minneapolis of the Association of Research Libraries and 
the American Library Association, and will preside over meetings of the Refer- 
ence section of ACRL. 

A tangible result of my semester at Columbia is the appointment of 
Murari Lai Nagar of India as Near and Middle East Bibliographer in the Acquisi- 
tions Department for a ten-month period commencing September 1. Mr. Nagar is 
a doctoral candidate at Columbia, has worked in the Library of Congress, and 
is presently employed in the Preparation Division and Print Room of the New York 
Public Library, and broadcasting to India over the Voice of America on Indie 
studies in the United States. He has a distinguished record of teaching, re- 
search and writing in Indian literature and li brari anship and was associated 
for eight years with S. L. Ranganathan in the renaissance of Indian libraries. 
More details of his career will be given when he joins the staff and I will 
ask him to repeat for us a lecture on India's contribution to librari anship 
which I heard him give at a Columbia colloquium. 



Robert Canny resigned his position as Librarian-I in the Circulation 
Department on May 31 to accept appointment to the staff of the Los Angeles 
State College Library. 

Joseph M. Helme has joined the staff of the Library Photographic 
Service as Laboratory Helper. Previous to his June 3 appointment to the Li- 
brary staff, Mr. Helme has had experience with the University's Department 
of Engineering, the Atomic Energy program, and other governmental and private 
organi zations. 

Mrs. Birdie Ross joined the Acquisitions Department staff as a Typist 
Clerk on May 25. Mrs. Ross received her A. A. degree in Chicago, and has had 
previous experience with the Eastman Kodak Company and the Department of the 


Professors Fritz Arndt, of the University of Istanbul, and A.J. Birch, 
ol the University of Sydney, were recent visitors to the Chemistry Library 
and guest seminar lecturers in the Chemistry Department. 

Mr. Kojiro Kishimoto. returning to his position on the staff of the 
University of Hiroshima Library after a year in the School of Library Service 
at Columbia University under Fulbright auspices, visited the Library with Mr. 
mi T ^"%^' "^ attended the C.U.R.L.S. meeting at Riverside that morning, 
where he heard one more talk from his former teacher at Columbia. Mr. Powell. 

ro™n/""'-'-^'/'r"^°"/"-'^" ^^^^' 1^3^^' »°* geologist for the Ohio Oil 
Company, visited the Geology Library on June 2. 

husba!d'"a^So'n/i "^'''m'";. ^^^^^ Librarian of the Library of Hawaii, and her 
husband, a Honolulu publisher, were shown the Library, on June 8 by Martin 
Thomas, who was a classmate of Mrs. Jackson's at the UC Library School. 

Mrs. Margaret G. Van Dussen, Librarian of Fresno County, made a brief 
inspection visit to the Library, May 29, in order to see the construction 
features, equipment and lighting in the East Wing. construction 

Don Ryan, author of Angel's Flight (the 1Q97 n^v^l oK^ ^ i a i \ 

orip^cJ'al SlLcti:!;;:' "" "^'^^ '^^ ^'^^" ^° ^^^ ^^^^^^^ '°^ ^^^ D;partment 

June 18, 1954 107 

The Right Mixture at Riverside 

Well over a hundred librarians were attracted to Riverside on Saturday, 
the 5th, for the meeting of the College, University, and Research Libraries 
Section, of the CLA Southern District, at the Library on the campus of the 
University -- attracted by a strong program and by the opportunity to in- 
spect the new Library building. The season's first day of strong summer 
sunshine may have lured some more to Provost Gordon S. Watkins's "smog- 
free" campus. 

Whatever their motives for coming, all seemed agreed that this meeting 
achieved just about the right mixture. Mr. Powell's bibliologue and com- 
mentary on preaching the gospel of books and libraries to the Columbians 
set the pace for a fast-moving conference; Mrs. Nell Steinmetz gave a re- 
markably informative and lucid talk on new techniques of documentation be- 
ing employed in libraries of southern California; and Provost Watkins' 
luncheon address provided an entertainingly dramatic and moving account of 
the planning and establishment of the new college at Riverside. 

Mr. Coman and his staff served as cordial and tireless hosts for the 
day, conducting innumerable tours through the library and answering many 
questions about the building and the organization of their library services 
for the new student body. To Johanna Tallman goes the credit for planning 
all of the day's events and for conducting the meetings with dispatch. 

UCSB Library Open House 

The highlight of the open house held on June 6 by the University of 
California, Santa Barbara, was the newly occupied Library building, a hand- 
some modern structure built to accomodate 638 people and 100,000 books. 
According to information prepared by Librarian Davidson for instruction of 
the visiting public, the building has 42,500 square feet, filtered air, a 
central sound distribution system, patio and roof decks for reading, con- 
versational study, and smoking, and a lobby lined with Italian Travertine. 
Its total value is set at $1,040,000 plus the value of its books. The build- 
ing was designed by Chester L. Carjola, of Santa Barbara. 

Visitors at the Clark Library 

Recent out-of-town visitors to the Clark Library have included Mr. George 
Sidney Robert Ki t zen-Clarke . Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge; Mr. N. 
Smedley and his daughter, from Salem, Oregon; and Mr. and Mrs. Peter Weber 
of San Francisco. ii j 

Two groups of staff members of the Riverside campus library called at 
the Clark in May, following visits to the bindery plant of the University 
Press in Santa Monica. 

Also in May, Professor Martha Boaz, of the U.S.C. Library School, 
visited the Library with 12 members of her Reference course. 

Memorial Committee 

A Miriam D. Tompkins Memorial Committee has been formed to honor the 
late Professor Tompkins of the Columbia School of Library Service. Mr. 
Powell is a member of the committee of 18, which also includes librarians 
and library educators from nine states and from New Zealand and Lebanon. 

Books for Liberia 

Several months ago Margery Hughes, a former staff member, and her husband, 
visited the Library from their post in Liberia. The Hugheses are in charge 
of one of the few libraries in that country, and speaking before the btalt 
Association they told of their great need for good books. 

Therefore, the Staff Association is pleased to announce that according 
to Mrs. Hughes's choice it has sent the following five books to Liberia: 
The Taming of the Nations, by F. S. C. Northrop. Parliamentary Law /% «^« 
Layn^an. by Joseph F. O'Brien, What to Do When, by Jennifer Colton, Struggle 
for Africa, by Vernon Bartlett. and Charlemagne, by Harold Lamb. 


Medical Californiana 

UCLA Librarian 

The Friends of the UCLA Library met on Thursday afternoon, June 10, in 
room 180 to hear Dr. John B. de CM- Saunders present a colorful account of 
the history of medicine in California, and of the establishment of the two 
major medical schools in San Francisco, where Dr. Saunders is Chairman of 
the Department of Anatomy and Librarian of the University of California Med- 
ical Center. 

President of the Friends W.W. Robinson opened the meeting, introducing 
Librarian Powell, who acknowledged several recent gifts from Friends of the 
Library, and Mrs. Stafford L. Warren, who recalled some of the events in the 
medical history of southern California leading up to the establishment of 
UCLA's great new School of Medicine. Mrs. Warren introduced the speaker of 
the day. 

Dr. Saunders described three particularly important periods in the dev- 
elopment of California medicine. His description of the first, or Spanish, 
period centered around the effects of scurvy in the pattern of Spanish 
development of California, and was illuminated by an account of the trials 
of Pedro Prat, ship's surgeon who persuaded the Spanish authorities that the 
difficulty of the northward sea voyage along the coast made land routes the 
only practical means of supporting their California settlements. Next he 
commented on California medicine during the Gold Rush and the establishment 
during the third quarter of the nineteenth century of the medical college, 
founded in 1864 by Dr. H.H. Toland, which in 1873 became a part of the new 
state university. He recalled the colorful careers of Toland, successful 
mail-order physician to the goldfields, and of Dr. Richard B. Cole, first 
dean of the Medical School, and of the differences which led through secession 
of a large part of their faculty to the re-establishment of the then-defunct 
Cooper Medical College, later to become the Stanford Medical School. Finally 
he recalled the California career of Dr. James Blake, a brilliant but unsung 
British surgeon who finally settled in California, establishing the state's 
first tuberculosis sanitarium and performing experiments in physiological 
chemistry which were far in advance of his time. Blake's significance was 
his contribution as a scientist, rather than a practitioner, and his career 
marked the beginning of advanced medical research in California. 

At the close of the program copies of a new translation of Botica Gen- 
eral de los Remedios Esper imentados , California's first medical book printed 
on the Zamorano press in Sonoma in 1838, were distributed. The translation 
IS by Maria Lopez de Lowther, with an introduction by Mrs. Warren. It was 
printed by the Ward Ritchie Press for the Friends of the Library. 

After adjournment Chancellor and Mrs. Allen received the Friends and 
their guests, members of the Society for the History of Medical Science, at 
the Chancellor's residence. 


Helene E. Schimansky was elected Secretary of the Eta Chapter of Phi Beta 
Kappa at its last meeting. Miss Schimansky succeeds Professor Ada Nisbet, 
whose Guggenheim Fellowship takes her from the campus this next year. 

Mrs. Given Sepetoski. until recently a member of the Catalog Department, 
IS the mother of a daughter, Leslie, born May 25. 

The staff extends sympathy to Mary Lois Rice, whose father died on June 
J. Miss Rice has flown to Washington, D. C. , to join her family. 

Gladys Coryell has reported briefly, but in enthusiastic terms, on the 
beginning of the Workshop on School Librari anship which she is conducting at 
the University of Arizona. We hope soon to publish a full account of her 

June 18, 1954 109 

" Pussy's in the Well, Opinion Divided " 

Having escaped, for the most part, from the ingenious depravity of our 
comic books (Frederic Wertham's new book supplies selected information for 
abstainers from this type of entertainment) British connoisseurs of children's 
literature are able to spend some time and effort in retrospective literary 
reform while we are preoccupied with the horrors of the present. 

The question as to whether immersed cats are acceptible in the world of 
nursery rhymes is the subject of one of the articles listed in -4 Selected 
Bibliography of Li terature Re lot ing to Nursery Rhyme Reform, to Which Is 
Added ari Introductory Note and Statistical Analysis , Manchester (Lanes.) 
1952, recently received by the Library. 

The compiler's introduction to the list of sixty titles on the humaniza- 
tion of nursery rhymes notes that "although in recent years considerable 
attention has been directed to the question of Comic Literature, incredibly 
few people seem to be aware of the extensive villainy which lurks in the 
pages of the book of the nursery rhyme..." The statistical analysis follow- 
ing the bibliography lists 43 different types of homicide, mayhem, cannibal- 
i'sm, quarelling, poverty, and other unsavory human behavior to be found in 
nursery rhymes. The number of instances is tabulated, such as "1 case of 
cutting a human being in half," "1 case of death by shriveling," "1 case 
of body-snatching," "1 case of desire to have a limb severed," and 4 
cases of cursing." 

The inventory concludes with the assertion that "Expressions of fear, 
weeping, moans of anguish, biting, pain, and evidence of supreme selfish- 
ness may be found in almost every other page. 

Little Orphan Annie, you're just a kid. 

New Library Pepresentative to Tokyo 

Miss Miyeko Takita of the Reference Department has been awarded a Ful- 
bright Fellowship for the next academic year for the purpose of studies in 
Japanese Literature of the Mei j i Era. The institution to which she has 
been assigned for this work is Keio University in Tokyo, where she will re- 
port in September, and where the Library was represented last year by Mr. 
and Mrs. Moore, who taught in the Japan Library School. 

Miss Takita has a good command of the Japanese language, partly ac- 
quired from her parents, who were born in Japan, and partly from both under- 
graduate and graduate study of Japanese language and literature in the 
University. She has made one previous visit to Japan. 

Man's Durable Trust in Intelligence 

The following quotation from Gilbert Highet's Man's Unconquerable Mind 
(N.Y., Columbia, 1954) appeared in the latest issue of the University of 
California, Davis, Library Bulletin and bears repeating as a reminder of 
the importance of this pursuit in which we are engaged: 

"...we may hope for the steady expansion of libraries throughout the 
world. No library is useless. The smallest local collection of books may 
contain unique treasures or inspire a genius. Every library i s an asser- 
tion of man's durable trust in intelligence as a protection against 
irrationalism, force, time, and death. A town or church or school without 
an adequate collection of books is only half alive. Indeed, libraries are 
far more necessary now than benefactors like Carnegie ever imagined, because, 
in the constantly growing flood of useless and distracting appeals to our 
surface attention - rapidly written magazine articles, flimsy and frag- 
mentary newspapers, and torrents of talk, talk, talk pouring from the radio 
- they provide a place to rest, be quiet, step off the moving platform ol 
the Moment, and think. 

110 UCLA Librarian 

Travel Note from Sorrento 

Ardis Lodge, a month out on her whirlwind tour of western Europe and the 
United Kingdom, writes from Italy: "Am sitting in the door to the balcony of 
my room on the fifth floor of the Tramonte Hotel. Straight below me is the 
Bay of Naples. Sorrento is across the bay from the city of Naples and near 
Capri, where I go tomorrow. Today we drove from Naples to Pompeii where we 
spent two hours seeing the ruins. Then on to Salerno and the magnificent 
Amalfi Drive. Peminded me of our Coast Highway Number One where the mountains 
come down to the sea. The mountain sides along Amalfi Drive, however, are all 
under cultivation, terraces held by stone walls, planted with lemon trees and 
grapes spread out over high trellises. Fig trees too and under the trees veg- 
etable gardens. The sea a beautiful blue and at times green, and every so 
often you pass through a small town literally hung on the hillside, or a fish- 
ing village in a small cove on the infrequent beaches. The houses are pink, 
white, and soft yellow and very picturesque. Italy is very beautiful now - 
green fields and orchards, wild red poppies and other wild flowers. 

There is too much to see in Rome for the short time I had, and many 
visitors have arrived for the canonization of Pope Pius X at the end of the 
month. Saw the Pope wave from his window in St. Peters. The Sistine Chapel 
is simply magnificent, but much too crowded for real enjoyment when I saw it. 
The ruins of Feme are very interesting - I especially liked the Pantheon. 
And the fountains of Rome recall Respighi's music and Bernardo Molinari con- 
ducting it in the Hollywood Bowl a number of years ago. Surely want to return 
for a longer visit." 

Columbia's Use Sets a Pecord 

The Columbia Library World for April reports that perhaps the unique 
feature of the Columbia University Libraries is the intensive use made of the 
collections. Its recorded use last year of 2,300,000 volumes is said almost 
certainly to exceed that of any other university library; it is almost precisely 
that reported by the Library of Congress. It is explained, says the World, by 
the fact that services are available to the students and staff of both the 
Columbia and affiliated corporations, by the high ratio of graduate and profes- 
sional students at Columbia, and by its use by alumni and others not associated 
directly with Columbia. Four per cent of total use is by the last-named group. 

New Staff Bulletin 

The Purdue University Libraries started publication last month of a staff 
f loci"' <=^ll^'l the Pulse. Five issues will be published during the balance 
ot iyb4, and succeeding volumes will have eight issues each, "to appear the 
luesday following the first Monday of February, March, April, May, October, 
November, and December, with an additional issue for July." Editors will be 
rotated with each issue, so that the load will not fall on any one person or 
group. Oliver Dunn, Assistant Director of Libraries, and until recently at 
lech sent us a copy of the first issue, along with news about Purdue's 
new building -- a real monster" -- on which construction is to begin soon. 

European Comment on Our 1,000,000 Mark 

with Ih ''*^^^"i"e to the way American university libraries "continue to grow 
with phenomenal speed, " L i6r i , International Library Review (Copenhagen) 
Vo ume 4, Number 3 1954 observes that since publication of statistics for 
i.J5Z-bJ, at least one library— the Vniversity of California Los Angeles — 
has celebrated the addition of its millionth volume." It not U that ''of the 

ILnirTnll illllT: f^^' T ""r^V' °^ ^^^ Association of Research Li- 
braries, only three had less than half a million volumes..." 

Elizabeths. Bradstreet 1 elene F %\ D^vid Heron. Contributors: 

Gordon R. Williams. and^L 1:n:etk Wil™'''' '^"' ^^ ''^^^^' ^^na Davis. 





Volume 7, Number 20 

July 2, 1954 

From the Librarian 

Earlier this week I returned to the Land of Enchantment for two lectures 
in New Mexico. On Monday I was in Albuquerque as a speaker in the University's 
summer session series known as Lectures under the Stars, my subject not in- 
appropriately being "'I]ie Magnetic Field of Books." I was shown the Univer- 
sity Library by Associate Librarian Helen Hefling, had tea with the staff, 
then dined with Summer Session Dean Harold Ried. Tuesday I was in Santa Fe' 
for visits to libraries, the cathedral, and a bookshop, and for tea and dinner 
with Haniel Long, whose manuscripts are being deposited at UCLA, then repeated 
the lecture in the Museum of Fine Arts under the sponsorship of Mr. Long, 
State Librarian Irene Peck, and City Librarian Phoebe Harris. At a reception 
afterwards in La Fonda I met numerous literary and library people of Northern 
New Mexico, including my old friends Dorothy and Roy Rosen, Mrs. Rosen being 
the former placement officer of the USC Library School. On Wednesday I paid 
my first visit to the UC project at Los Alamos, as guest of Librarian Scott 
Kennedy. Flying over and back via Phoenix my reading was Harvey Fergusson s 
new novel, The Conquest of Don Pedro, the manuscript of which he has promised 
to add to that of his last New Mexican novel. Grant of Kingdom, which has been 
in Special Collections since its publication in 1950. 

The recent appearance of Music and Literature, papers on the subject in 
17th and 18th century England given by Professors James Phillips and Bertrand 
Bpenson at the Clark Library seminar last year, brought the steering committee 
to a meeting in my office to plan next fall's seminar. The members include 
Professor Hooker, Chairman, Professors Dick, Phillips, and Swedenberg, and 
myself as secretary. 

Another meeting in my office was of the editorial board of the Augustan 
Reprint Society to hear reports by Messrs. Horn and Williams on ways of meet- 
ing rising production costs. 

Mr. Horn was guest of honor at a luncheon given by Justin G. Turner, gen- 
erous library donor, whose son Paul has been Chairman of the Student Library 
Committee. Mr. Turner presented Andy with an antique horn book on ivory. 

Back from 
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rica -- a 
n press, 
s, several 
brary to e 

ly triumph at a Renaissance scholars' congress in 
essor Emeritus William A. Nitze, bringing the Librar 

the Italian 

shop at the foot of Rome's Spanish Steps: 

slation of Plato, printed in italic types at Venice in 

t in scholarship as it is handsome m format. 

dsited by Jacob Blanck, distinguished bibliographer, 
a 20-year project sponsored by the Bibliographical 
)ibliography of American literature. Volume A-B of 

Blanck found eighteen previously 


In two days' work Mr. „ - 

of which are in the Sadleir Collection, then proceed- 
xamine the Willard Morse Collection of Bret Harte. 


UCLA Librarian 

A telephone call was the closest we could come to a visit with Ben Grauer, 
NBC's senior announcer, who flew in and out of town to do an AMA medical tel- 
evision show. 

An inspiration to all who are wearily feeling their years is the perennial 
bookman Willis Kerr, Librarian Emeritus of Claremont Colleges, who has started 
a new career as librarian of La Verne College. Mr. Kerr was at UCLA one day 
last week to choose some duplicates for his library and to join several ol us 
at lunch. 



Harold Lamb's Qiarletnagne |l 

Last week Harold Lamb, recently returned from the Near East, gave to the 

Department of Special Collections the publisher's typescript and corrected J. 

galley proofs of his latest book, Charlemagne, the Legend and the Man. which f 


was published in May by Doubleday. This is the fourth of his typescripts 
presented to the Library by Mr. Lamb during recent years, the others being 
Alexander of Macedon (1946), The City and the Tsar (1948), and Suleiman the 
Magnificent (1951). 

Words of Farewell on the Library Steps 

Associate Librarian Horn, with appropriate empathy, spoke to members of 
the Senior Pilgrimage, gathered on the Library steps on June 20th, as follows: 

You are standing before your library -- we hope not for the last time. 
This is and always will be your library -- designed for your use, paid for 
with your money. We on the Library staff want you to know that you are always 
welcome to come back to use it. 

Ever since universities were begun in the middle ages, they have had three 
essential elements: students, teachers, and books. Ever since 1638, when John 
Harvard endowed Harvard College with money and with books, American univer- 
sities have been planned around their libraries. It was so here on this campus 
where the first two buildings erected were Royce Hall and the Library. Royce 
Hall for students and teachers to meet with each other. The Library for students 
and teachers to meet with books. So it is that the library is the center of 
American university life. 

All of you at one time or another have been in this library for one purpose 
or another -- to powder your nose, to meet fri ends between classes, to get out 
of the rain, conceivably to get a book, or maybe even to study. I know that 
many of you have made lasting friendships with one another in this building. 
And I know that in this building many of you have also made lasting friendships 
with books -- books which are companions in recreation and essential tools in 

This is a large and complex library -- with over a million volumes. It 
costs a million dollars a year to operate it and make it grow, as it must to 
meet ever increasing demands. You have experienced the frustrations of deal- 
ing with a big place -- of waiting and waiting and perhaps never finding. But 
you have also consciously or unconsciously acquired the knack of using a library. 
And this is a valuable experience because wherever you go, wherever you live, 
you will not be far from a tax-supported library. And it is more than probable, 
indeed it is certain, that you will want to use that library. An educated man 
is not one who knows everything, but one who knows how to find out anything. 
We hope you will also remember that it is the duty of an enlightened citizenry 
to protect, to support and to be critic^,, of the public libraries, public schools, 
and public universities. For these are the guardian institutions of American 
Ireedom, And upon free American institutions the security of the world will rest. 

On behalf of the Library Staff I extend you congratulations, and to this 
particular class I also extend our special thanks for the help you have given us 
the last four years. Through your student library committee, you have helped us 
extend hours of service, aided us in averting the conversion of reading rooms to 
storage rooms, and materially assisted in assuring the funding of the library annex 

July 2, 1954 113 

If your successors do as well as you have done -- and much remains to be done 
-- we shall have here for your children the kind of a library we should like 
to have had for you. Again -- our sincere thanks, our best wishes, and our 
warmest congratulations to all of you. 


Marlys Bray, Typist Clerk in the Acquisitions Department, resigned on 
June 30, and plans to be married in the near future. 

Mrs. Miriam Fine Dudley has resigned her position as Librarian-1 in the 
Acquisitions Department to devote her time to her family. Mrs. Dudley has 
been a member of the Library staff since 1949. 

Mrs. Margaret Neerhout returned to the Administrative Office as a 
Secretary-Stenographer on June 28. Mrs. Neerhout has for several years been 
a member of the Library staff during the summer, working in the Librarian's 
Office and the Acquisitions Department. 

Mrs. Lila Hartman Novick joined the Acquisitions Department on June 14 
as a Senior Library Assistant. Mrs. Novick graduated in Librari anship at 
State Teachers' College, Kutztown, Pennsylvania, and has had experience as a 
teacher, librarian and assistant registrar. 

Report of the Longevity Committee 

What can be done to provide continuing work incentives for employees who 
have reached the top of their salary grade without reasonable expectation of 
promotion to the next level in the classification schedule? More than a 
year ago, the Staff Association and the Librarian's Office took official cog- 
nizance of the fact that a significant number of UCLA Library employees had 
reached this apparent impasse in their progress through the salary schedule 
plan. At the suggestion of Mr. Horn, a Longevity Committee, with Gladys 
Coryell as Chairman, was appointed to study the problem and prepare a report. 

Systematic investigation was made of the structure and operation of 
salary classification plans in libraries, educational systems, government, 
and private industry in order to determine what kinds of recognition and 
work incentives, beyond the maximum step in the pay schedule, were customarily 
provided. These ranged from purely honorific awards such as insignia, watches, 
and certificates to increased vacation time, cash bonuses, seniority rights 
against lay-offs, and extra longevity steps in the pay classification plan 
itself. As some staff members may be aware, the University now awards recogni- 
tion pins for long service, permits a one-step salary increase for an employee 
who has been at the top of his classification for three years, and allows in- 
creased vacation time to non-professional employees with 20 years' service. 

The recommendations of the Committee, as approved by the Staff Association 
at a recent meeting, are now being studied by Library and University personnel 
officials. In brief, these provide for three longevity steps beyond the max- 
imum in each pay grade for all non-professionals and Librarians-l through 3 
to be granted at three-year intervals upon satisfactory merit recommendation; 
vacation-time accrual at the rate of two days per month for non-professionals 
with 15 years' service; and revision of University personnel rule 21. 1 to 
provide that length of service, with due consideration for merit, be the 
determining factor in lay-offs. The Committee also recommended further study 
of possible longevity fringe benefits such as travel expenses and sabbatical 
leave for professional employees. 

Birds in the Cage 

Small birds have built a nest in a half-opened window in the 5th stack 
level, and with utter confidence in the kind intelligence of Library and 
custodial staff have placed it in the inside angle, anchoring it to hinge and 
screen so that the warm sapient stack air may cosher it in comfort. Whether 
by intent or accident it is in the window of the cage which shelters those 
books most specially concerned with the continuation of the higher animal 
speci es. 

114 UCLA Librarian 

The nest, at this writing, contains two small blue eggs, those of a 
linnet, according to the best bird-watching authorities, adding its bit to the 
air of expectancy which prevails in the Circulation Department. 

Report from Minneapolis 

Some 3500 delegates to the American Library Association's annual con- 
ference in Minneapolis last week streamed in and out of the Minneapolis 
Auditorium for a greater variety of meetings than have ever before been held 
by ALA, and circulated among four widely separated hotels for special meetings, 
breakfasts, luncheons, dinners, publishers' and booksellers' 'receptions,' and 
other such conference features and side attractions. They welcomed the oppor- 
tunity to stretch muscles and to enjoy, for the first few days, the Twin Cities' 
own brand of perfect sunny weather. By Wednesday the days were getting warmer, 
and by Friday it was downright hot and muggy, but no one observed any slacken- 
ing of activity. A taxi driver wondered what those librarians could find to 
talk about for a whole week. He shouldn't have worried! 

The local newspapers did well at reporting the larger meetings, especially 
those of general public interest. The first general session was inevitably 
described as something of an opening night, for pictures of Mrs. Oveta Culp 
Hobby showed her "wearing a floating white chiffon evening dress, a fine black 
lace stole across her shoulders, as she stepped into a waiting car on the way 
to the Minneapolis Auditorium." She looked as if she intended to walk out at 
a garden party, the reporter observed, but she was actually bound for the meet- 
ing hall where she was to discuss libraries and freedom of thought. Mrs. Hobby 
told her audience that she had "no fear" that the function of the nation's li- 
braries is being impaired or is "in danger of being wrecked." 

The second speaker was President J.L. Morrill of the University of 
Minnesota, who praised the work of librarians in extending educational opportun- 
ities in the American community. No photographers had stayed to record what 
President Morrill wore, but the delegates liked his well-informed and under- 
standing remarks about the librarian's responsibilities in putting knowledge 
to use. 

At the Council meeting on Wednesday, Miss Flora B. Ludington, ALA Pres- 
ident, spoke effectively on the Conference theme, "Knowledge -- A Free People's 
Surest Strength," and presented her President's report for the year. 

The report of the ALA Committee on Intellectual Freedom, made by its Chair- 
man, Emerson Greenaway, librarian of the Free Public Library of Philadelphia, 
at the Council meeting, revealed that more than one hundred instances of 

pressure against reading of books and of school and library collections" 
*?'"f brought to the committee's attention last year. In the fight to protect 
the freedom to read," the librarians of the small public libraries need "a 
statement of book selection policies that can be adapted and interpreted for 
local use, the committee said. 

Reports by Bobert L. Gitler on the program of the Japan Library School at 
Keio University, and by Mrs. Grace Stevenson, of ALA Headquarters, on the re- 
cent visit of American librarians to West Germany, were also presented at 
Wednesday s Council meeting. 

David^k" ^f^ Summary Reports of the Conference, being prepared this year by 

School w^n"'"^!!"^" '"'' ^'f ^'"" ^'^ "-^^ University of Minnesota Library 
School, will provide a comprehensive review of the proceedings in a few weeks 

Iff irTa^r : r'"'r: ''!]'^' ^^^^^^^ university 'and reseafch Ubrarians' 
fereice' Th. Irm ll" '^'^ to present a balanced account of the entire con- 

campSs ;as of oo.^r^"'''r''^ Librarians' Section meeting on the Minnesota 
UnrversUv'Librarian 'F°i '^n''"^':^ interest. It was addressed by the former 
university Librarian, E. W. McDiarmid, new Dean of the College of Science Lit- 
erature, and the Arts, and was chaired by Columbia's Librarian Richard H 
Mr'^P^wkK^^ '^'^™^" ^' ''"^ '^'=^'°'^' -^^^ituting for .keT.t,ornl( 
of ReIearchS7br«^^ Library had also been the cordial host to the Association 
;ere^:LTatten5:5^b;'thi: r^port^r!'^"^ '^'' ^" ^'^ '""'^^^ P^"^'^-^ ^^' ^^^^^ 

July 2, 1954 115 

On Thursday the main feature of the meeting of the ACRL Reference Li- 
brarians' Section was a panel discussion on "Current Issues in Periodical 
Indexing." The participants were Henry M. Fuller, of Yale, the chairman; 
Howard Haycraft, President of the H. W. Wilson Company; Kathrine 0. Murra, of 
the Library of Congress; and Willard 0. Youngs, of the Seattle Public Library. 
At the business meeting your reporter turned over the Chairmanship of the 
Section to his successor, Miss Elizabeth Bond, Head Reference Librarian of 
the Minneapolis Public Library. 

Announcement was made during the conference of the election of John S. 
Richards, Public Librarian of Seattle, to the First Vice Presidency of ALA, 
and of Robert Vosper of Kansas U. to be Vice President and President-Elect 
of ACRL, R.V., incidentally, was not able to attend the Conference, but was 
represented by several of his staff members, including two other former 
Uclans, Robert Quinsey and Alec Ross. 

Delegates had the extraordinary privilege at the closing general session 
of hearing from the man who has not only succeeded to the ALA Presidency, but 
who has also been nominated to be Librarian of Congress. In his inaugural 
address, L. Quincy Mumford, Librarian of the Cleveland Public Library, showed 
himself to be a literate and quietly eloquent speaker who promises to be a 
strong representative of library interests in his new position in Washington. 
He opened his remarks with a reminder that nearly one third of all Americans 
still do not have access to libraries, and said that man's right to read 
what he pleases is meaningless unless library resources are made available 
to those who lack them. Another 23 million people are not located conveniently 
near libraries, Mr. Mumford said, and one out of six counties has no library 
service of any kind^ 

He urged that libraries must continue to expand and intensify their 
services, and must provide more materials for scholarly research, and call 
attention to books that stress basic values and stimulate thinking. "The 
task ahead, " Mr. Mumford said, "is to offer the opportunity for continuing 
education through life, and to enlarge the means of access to books." 

The other speaker at this session was Dr. Charles Mayo, president of 
the American Association for the United Nations, who stressed the necessity 
for dissemination of information on the United Nations, which "with the 
looming shadow of the hydrogen bomb and atomic warfare on the horizon, is the 
best and possibly the last sound hope of civilization." 

On the more personal side, this writer reports that the three topics 
that came up most regularly in his meetings with librarians from most every-^ 
where were: 1. How much we enjoyed L.C.P.'s visit to us this spring; 2. Isn t 
Andy Horn's appointment great? and 3. When will UCLA have a library school? 
The response, invariably, of course, was yes. 



Victoria F. Valenzuela. of the Far Eastern University Library, Manila, 
visited the Undergraduate and Music Libraries, June 18. She has been attend- 
ing the University of Michigan Library school. 

Professor and MrsL Howard Quint, of the University of South Carolina, 
visited Mr. Horn, June 18. Professor Quint, recipient of Social Science Re- 
search Council and Ford Foundation fellowships, will spend the next year in 
California writing a biography of Gaylord Wilshire. , . , „ 

Margaret D. Foster, geochemist with the U.S. Geological burvey, was 
shown the Geology Library, June 22, by Professor George Tunell. 

Carl G. Stroven, on sabbatical leave from his position. ot Librarian and 
Professor of English at the University of Hawaii, visited the Library, June 21. 

Robert Stevenson, of the Department of Geology at USC, visited the 
Geology Library, June 22 with several colleagues and a student group from the 

neighboring institution. r ^, u ^i^ 

Mrs, Margot MacDonald, Serials and Documents Librarian of the Honnold 

Library, Claremont College, examined the United Nations collection in the 
Go.vernment Publications Room, June 24. 

116 UCLA Librarian 

Branch Libraries Meeting 

The Branch Librarians 

Meeting on the Conservation of Regional Resources 

The CLA Regional Besources Conservation Committee (Southern Section) met 
at the UCLA Library on June 24. Under the chairmanship of Mr. Beverley 
Caverhill, Head Librarian of the Los Angeles State College, the meeting was 
attended by Miss Hazel Bea of USC, Miss Constance Lodge of the Huntington 
Library, Miss Ellen Barrett of the Los Angeles Public Library, Miss Lura B. 
Wallace, City Librarian of Beverly Hills, Mrs. Margot MacDonald of the Honnold 
Library, Claremont, and James V. Mink and Ralph Lyon, representing the UCLA 
Library. Projects under discussion were the microfilming of the card index 
of southern California newspapers, 1852-1880, at the Los Angeles Public Li- 
brary, and the index to the Los Angeles Times, in the Times library; and the 
microfilming of the newspaper index at the California State Library. Also 
discussed was the proposal to send out an occasional mimeographed news sheet 
reporting special unpublished bibliographical aids in various local institutions. 

Following the meeting the committee members were shown the Library Photo- 
graphic Service by Harry Williams and watched the microfilm camera in operation. 


Mr. and Mrs. Gene Williams (Mrs. Florence Williams, Librarian's Office) 
are the proud parents of Carol Dianne Wi lliams , born June 17, and weighing, 
it was reported, six pounds and ten ounces. 

Ardis Lodge has reported her northwestward progress across Europe, through 
the picturesque Gota Canal en route to Stockholm, thence across Norway and the 
North Sea by air to Prestwick, Scotland. In nearby Glasgow an English Ford 
was acquired and she toured both Highlands and Lowlands, thence south across 
the border to Durham, from which she wrote on June 16. 

Dave Heron is the author of "Antarctic Claims" in the July issue of 
foreign Affairs, 

Everett Moore's feature article, "UNESCO's Role and World Aims," appeared 
in last Sunday's Los Angeles Times. 

Kansas Division 

The May issue of Books and Libraries at the University of Kansas carried 
a lead article celebrating the UK Library's purchase of an extensive collection 
oi the works oi D.H. Lawrence, written for the occasion by our Librarian Powell, 
and noting that Added to the Spoerri Joyce Collection this new windfall gives 
Kansas superb collections of two great modern masters of English literature. 
1 have been a personal collector of Lawrence for a quarter of a century, and 
I know how difficult It would be to amass a collection of the completeness 
and line condition of this one now on K.U. 's shelves.. " 

nnh.r.^ note from Director of Libraries Vosper announces the appointment of 
Robert L. Ouinsey as Assistant Director in charge of Reader Services. 

Salina"(KanL«^T^^' ^^"^'' -"i^^y^ encloses the 1953 Annual Report of the 
balina (Kansas) Public Library, pleasantly titled Don't Forget the Flower. 

Carlos Williams" """^ Bushman acknowledged the phrase as the work of William 

( . . . Shame on the poets, 

they have caught the prevalent fever: 
impressed by the laboratory, 
. they have forgot the flower!...) 

and relegating statistics to the last page, asks- 

Has our profession become too imbued with the laboratory? Is our present 

July 2, 1954 117 

application of the principles of management and technical advances the mere 
coming of age from the doldrums of inefficient operation or are the techniques 
becoming our reason for existence? Are we treating our libraries as a wheel 
in a wheel, using the evaluating yardstick of machines and circulation figures? 
Are we so impressed by the laboratory that we have forgotten the flower? 
The poet suggests that it is imagination. If we accept this let us examine 
its application to our profession." 

"Freedom and the ALA" 

Thus is titled the lead editorial in the June 26 issue of the Minneapolis 
Morning Tribune , contrasting two speeches made in Minnesota during the month 
of June. The first of these was by William F. Buckley, Jr., best known for 
his God and Man at Yale, and of the opinion that "academic freedom is the 
greatest totalitarian device ever put over on a free people to rob them of 
thei r freedom. " 

The second speech was that made on June 24th to the ALA by Malcolm M. 
Willey, Vice President for Academic Administration of the University of 
Minnesota, deploring the tendencies inherent in legislative attacks on the 
activities of major private foundations in the United States. Mr. Willey, 
to quote the Trihune, "protested the whole concept of anti -intel lectuali sm 
as one which elevates 'prejudice and distrust of scholarship to the status 
of a pseudo-religion' and rejects those standards of scholarly analysis which 
have contributed momentously to the nation's welfare." 

"It has been a most rewarding experience," concludes the editorial, to 
have the librarians as the city's guest. At a time when so many perils beset 
the free mind, it was reassuring to see so much genuine consecration to the 
ideal of freedom. The Willey speech was in the best tradition of the free 
library and the free university. The rights of the individual -- to read, 
to think, to know -- are safer because the ALA exists. " 

New Staff Welfare Board Chairman 

Victor Johannsen of the Acquisitions Department is replacing Miyeko 
Takita, who is going to Japan on a Fulbright scholarship, as member of the 
Executive Committee of the Library Staff Association. Victor will also take 
over the chairmanship of the Welfare Board as part of his duties. 

Sundown on the Green 

By now the Staff Association's collective back must be pretty sore from 
plaudits for the success of the picnic on Thursday the 17th. In fact no one 
knew what to praise the most. It was unanimous that this was the best pic- 
nic ever, reports Vera A. Cain, Press Officer of the Association. 

Excellent food -- and more than just 'enough' fed the hungry throngs. 
The penetrating smell of broiling hamburger and hot dogs kept every appetite 
going. A beautiful cake welcoming Mr. Powell back, and portraying the li- 
brary, was even tastier than it looked. . ,-, . 

Unusual entertainment included Audree Covington, Music Library, who 
presented an interpretive dance with a flavor of the Orient. She was accom- 
panied by three drummers whose intricate rhythms caused much rocking and 

tapping of heels. n u r n„.,^ 

And of course, the B-Flat Bookworms - Kenny Wilson Bob Fans, Dave 
Heron and Don Black gave renditions of four Victorian ballads. 

Then lastly, but importantly, our L.L.D. (a degree conferred b,y Pres- 
ident Hagan upon Librarian Powell: "Literary Lion of Distinction ) was 

,,g UCLA Librarian 


Helene Schimansky, in cataloging a new book published in Lisbon by the 
Uniao Grafico, discovered the colophon- text "Urn liyro aberto e como duas 
asas" -- translated "An open book is as two wings." 

Educational Publishers' Book Exhibit 

For the third consecutive year, America's leading educational publishers, 
about 40 in all, will be represented at a book exhibit to be held in Room 90 
of the Library, from July 6th through 16th. From 3,500 to 4,000 elementary 
and secondary school books will be on display, offering visitors an unusual 
opportunity to see books in the field of education. 

Mr. Wayne W. Mills, representative of the California Bookmen's Association, 
announces "It is not our purpose to solicit orders or to indulge in high- 
pressure salesmanship. The Book Fair is presented in order to permit interested 
students and teachers to see new books, to observe new trends, and to get ac- 
quainted with the California representatives of the various publishing companies. 

Admission is free to all. The exhibit will be open to the public from 
9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. 


A recent off-campus visitor to the Geology Library gingerly produced a 
uranium-colored ore specimen and asked whether it might be retroactive. 

The Sand of Arizona 

Gladys Coryell reports from the University of Ari zona, Tucson: "Directing 
the workshop for school librarians is turning out to be one of the most inter- 
esting and stimulating experiences imaginable. There are sixteen members of 
the group, ranging in experience from elementary school classroom teachers 
and teacher-librarians to full-time high school librarians; from the twenties 
to the sixties in age; and from various parts of the country. In enthusiasm, 
eagerness, and cooperati veness, however, there is no range -- they all have 
these qualities to the maximum. The workshop is scheduled five mornings a 
week. For the first hour- and-a-hal f the workshop meets as a whole, with the 
chairmanship rotating among the members of the planning committee. For the 
rest of the morning the group breaks into three study-groups which are prob- 
ing into the problems of the combined study-hall and library; library pub- 
licity, including all types of exhibits and displays; and methods of encourag- 
ing teacher-librarian cooperation. In addition, fourteen members are working 
on individual problems for an additional two units of graduate credit. Since 
a workshop group plays together as well as works together, we have had some 
field trips; this week a pot-luck supper; and next week a tacos supper. 

"There is a saying that once the sand of Arizona gets in your shoes you 
want to stay. I think some of that sand has already sifted into my shoes. 
The friendliness and cooperation of the library staff of the University of 
Arizona and the interest shown in the project by Dean Garretson can never 
be surpassed and will always be remembered." 

Fveret M '! issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office. Editor: 

Everett Moore Acting Editor th.s issue: David Heron. Contributors; Paul 
W hL!"m \-^"tu' ""^'r S'^'^^-^^-ky, Wilbur Smith, Deborah King, Gordon 






Volume 7, Number 21 

July 16, 1954 

From the Librarian 

Yesterday's Librarian's Conference heard a report by Gladys Coryell on 
the Workshop for School Librarians which she recently conducted at the Univer- 
sity of Arizona. As head of the Education Library Miss Coryell will henceforth 
be a member of the Conference. 

At last week's Conference Alice Humiston told the group of her work on a 
history of the UCLA Library from the angle of the Catalog department. 

Some recent visitors to my office included Dr. Donald A. Charnock, past 
president of the Zamorano Club, to whom I gave letters of introduction to 
British librarians and booksellers; Dean Glen Dumke of Occidental College; 
Mrs.. Elizabeth Wrigley, head of the Francis Bacon Foundation established by 
the late Walter C. Arensberg; Mrs. Margaret Whitnah, Head of the Research Li- 
brary of the Ramo- Woolridge Corporation, and formerly of the Rand and Hughes 
corporations, to express appreciation of the Library's aid in her work; Dwight 
L. Clarke, treasurer of the Friends, to begin work in the Department of Special 
Collections on a biography of Stephen A. Kearny. 

I gave a luncheon last week for Miss King, in recognition of her thirtieth 
year of service on our staff. She came to the Library before any now here, and 
still sets a pace which I commend to younger staff members. 



Mrs. Helen Louise Lamb has rejoined the Catalog department as Senior Library 
Assistant, having worked for the last six months in the University of Chicago 

Mrs. Norma Kennedy has accepted a position of Typist-clerk in the Acquisi- 
tions department. She has been employed for the past year by the Registrar's 
office and before that by Spiegel, Inc. of Chicago. 

Forme r Sta f f ers Of £j.o .FaL-PL^.gg.^ 

Irene Struffert, 
two-year appointment 
and will be flying th 
100° there these days 
pants, and mukluks on 
librarian in Japan fo 
of the Ernie Pyle Lib 

Pat Campbe II, al 
Bill, have accepted p 
were both members of 

former member of the Catalog Department, has received a 
as librarian at the Air Force Base at Fairbanks, Alaska, 
ere shortly. The temperature is said to get up to about 
, but in the winter Irene expects to wear a parka, ski 

the way to work. After leaving UCLA, Irene was an Army 
r two years, during part of which time she was in charge 
rary in Tokyo. 

so formerly of the Catalog Department, and her husband, 
ositions in the Public Library in Honolulu. Pat and Bill 
the class of 1954 of the UC School of Librari anship. 

120 UCLA Librarian 


Jay Allen, Music Librarian of the University of Illinois, and Mrs. Allen 
were shown the Music Library, on June 28, by Professor Henry L. Clarke. 

Henry E. Childs, retired supervisor of nature study and visual education 
of the Providence, Rhode Island, public schools, is using the Agriculture and 
Biology Libraries this summer in the preparation of an ecological study of the 
Rhode Island bird population which will be published by the United States Fish 
and Wildlife Service. 

Mrs. Carla C. Marzoli, Managing Director of "La Biblio fil a, " Mi 1 an book 
dealers, visited the Main and Art Libraries on July 6, and was the luncheon 
guest of Professors Charles Speroni and Karl Birkmeyer and Betty Rosenberg and 
Gordon Williams. In an interview with the downtown press, Mrs. Marzoli, refer- 
ring to the Art department, said, "The students' work on display there is the 
finest 1 have seen anywhere in the United States. It is wonderful. 

Professors Bernard Henbest, of the University of Manchester, and Charles 
N. Reilley, of the University of North Carolina, summer visitors to the campus, 
are frequent users of the Chemistry Library. 

Miss Maaike Swets, of the book firm of Swets and Zeitlinger, Amsterdam, 
visited the Engineering Library on June 24, and examined with particular interest 
the foreign periodical holdings in various technical fields. 

Herbert Ahn, former student assistant in the Slavic section of the Catalog 
Department, and June graduate of the UC School of Librari anship, visited the 
Library on July 2. 

Pearl J. Winor, Librarian of Mason City Junior College, Iowa, visited the 
Undergraduate Library, July 2, to discuss the use of the Keysort charging system 
and other matters with Martin Thomas. 

Miss Ruth M. Er landson, head reference librarian of Ohio State University, 
and Miss Frances W. Lauman, associate reference librarian at Cornell, visited the 
Library on July 12. 

A 1594 Decameron 

As his most recent gift in memory of Paul Turner, Professor Claude E. Jones 
has presented to the Library a copy of the notable 1594 edition of The Decameron, 
edited by Cavalier Leonardo Salviati. This vellum-bound edition, printed in 
Italics, was published in Venice by Giorgio Angelieri. We have previously had 
only the 1614 printing of this edition, published by Vecchi in Venice. Paul 
Turner, in whose memory Professor Jones has given the Library many volumes over 
the past ten years, was a former UCLA student who was killed in action on 
baipan in 1944. 

Free Enterprise and University Resear ch 

A publication o f the Office of the President which has just come off the 
press IS Free Enterprise and University Research, the third in a series which 
expresses appreciation of the gifts and bequests to the University from individ- 

rnntrf^ e"'"^^"!;"^'''''?^ ^'l'^-''" ^^^^ P"^^^^ attention to the role that private 
contributions have played m the development of various activities of the Univer- 
ll/kn/n /Vi^V P^^li'^ations were entitled Endowed Chairs of Learning (1947) 
&nd Endowed Scholarships and Fellowships (1950) \ ^y^' > 

years^it^has'^L'^r"^ '° the booklet. President Sproul states that "in recent 
of tL f,.nH^ become more and more apparent that universities are supplying much 
varxeS ilJov^ knowledge that leads free enterprise eventually II morf 

has ev;ived tha^' T"""""^ production. Thus a new kind of partnership 

brmrs the otter. "r^.^'^ progress first and profits second, because one 

nie^Jhe other's n.' .^^^ «^i°"^^>^P . ^" -h^^h universities and industry each recog- 
Jhe ultimate effertf ""a ^"P""'^^^^' ^"^ cooperate to fulfill them, with 
Ultimate eifect of advancing our standard of living." 

July 16, 1954 121 

Library School at Rutgers 

A year ago Lowell A. Martin made library news when he resigned as Asso- 
ciate Dean and Professor at Columbia to become Dean of the new Graduate School 
of Library Service at Rutgers University, the State University of New Jersey. 
Now interest has been aroused again in the decision by Ralph R. Shaw to leave 
the Department of Agriculture Library to become a professor in the Rutgers 
School. Dean Martin indicates that other appointments will soon be made to 
complete what is already showing itself to be a distinguished faculty. The 
school's basic professional curriculum will be "built around a new config- 
uration of essential professional courses to stress purpose and function in 
library methods, " says an announcement recently issued from Rutgers. 

What Color Are Your Glasses? 

We have here two somewhat differing viewpoints concerning the organiza- 
tion and services of the UCLA Library. One is expressed in the forthright 
language of the plains and prairies and was received last spring by Librarian 
Powell while he was at Columbia. The other came to him a week or so ago from 
a member of the faculty of the Department of French. Our readers are invited 
to decide for the mselves which picture seems to represent more faithfully the 
condi tions that prevail. 

"...It was a matter of amazement ," wri tes this librarian, "during my 
tour of the West last summer to discover that the [UCLA Library has] simply 
become [a] bigger [factory]. I looked all over your plant and found it big 
and barren and cold looking. I didn't find any books and I think 1 went 
everywhere. They were all locked up in the stack and I couldn't get in. 
Someone among the many people I stopped to ask and talk to finally sent me 
down to a little, partially open-shelf collection of freshman reserves -- but 
that was nothing. 

iibrananship in Ualiiornia wnicn so lai as i i,aii man.^ i^u^ ..^ -" 

to the collection of fine bindings and to occasional lectures on the minor 
poets -- which are very good things of course in their proper places. I, too, 
have kept up a habit acquired in youth of reading good novels, poetry, plays 
and other things such as history, and of going to look at rare books, tine 
paintings, and so on, but I somehow don't expect the State ... to pay me a 
salary such as it is for doing just that. We have a really fine, modern 
library plant here and by comparison you should hear some of the remarks 1 
occasionally pick up from students or faculty members who have just been try- 
ing to work and study in the [library] at . . . U.C. in L. A. ... 


"Cher Collegue, 

"Je ne me retiens plus de vous offrir mes tres sinceres felicitations a 
I'egard de 1 ' organi sation de notre/ Reserve Book Room. Les exempl ai res 
supplementaires que vous avez mis ^a la disposition de nos eleves ont enormement 
facilite' notre travail. J ' en profite personnel 1 ement dans mon cours de 
litte'rature contemporaine oh mes e'l^ves se rejouissent de trouver, h ^eur 
place dans le programme, les oeuvres que nous traitons. Grace a vos constants 
efforts, ainsi qu'k la vigilance de Miss Jones, 1 ' admini stration de ce cours. 
toujours tr^s difficile, est devenue pour moi une joie. Voila pourquoi je 
vous envoie ces quelques mots avec mes amities les plus cordiales. 

Oreste F. Pucciani" 

122 UCLA Librarian 

S. F. Comment 

In his review of L.C.P.'s The Alchemy of Books, Joseph Henry Jackson of 
the 5an Francisco Chronicle remarks that "not all librarians are able to write 
with Mr. Powell's precision and clarity ... much less in his pleasant, easy- 
rolling, gently humorous and always eminently sensible style. His colleagues 
should be happy that one of their fellow workers in the field not only can but 
does speak for them all so well." 

A Los Angeles Woman on the Board of Regents I 

Mrs. Dorothy B. Chandler, who was appointed a regent of the University 
last week by Governor Knight, succeeding Fred Moyer Jordan, is the third woman 
to serve on the Board. The two who have preceded her were Mrs. Margaret R. 
Sartori (whose portrait hangs in the exhibit room of the Library), who died in 
1937, a year before her term of service was to have expired, and Mrs. Eleanor 
Banning Macfarland, who died in 1940, just two years after her appointment. 
Mrs. Macfarland' s term would have expired this year. Mrs. Chandler, who is 
the wife of Norman Chandler, Publisher of the Los Angeles Times, is a Stanford 
graduate. She is president of the Hollywood Bowl Association, executive vice- 
president of the Southern California Symphony Association, and a member of the 
Occidental College board of trustees. 

" Books of the Past, Classics or Semi-Classics, which Have Been Overlooked..." 

The Library has received a neatly mimeographed letter which begins "Dear 
Sir:- As you know, we here in Hollywood are constantly looking for material 
for motion pictures. Naturally books are one of our prime sources..." 

"We have recently produced two books," says our correspondent, "which we 
regard as contemporary classics, not merely ephemeral ' be st- sel ler s' : From Here 
to Eternity and The Caine Mutiny. It is this type of material we are seeking -- 
material of scope and dignity and quality -- and certainly there should be many 
books of the past that offer precisely these elements. 

"Would it be possible for you to send us a list of those books-o f- the-past 
which are most in demand by your readers -- the public we hope to please? I do 
not wish to put too heavy a clerical burden on you, but if you could find time 
to jot down titles which are most frequently borrowed from your shelves..." 

No burden at all! 

Many of our books-o f- the-past have scope, dignity, and quality: Homer's 

Odyssey, Milton s Paradise Lost, Newton's Principia, the Origin of Species, by 
r"!'"; the We a it/, of Nations by Adam Smith, Whitman's Leaves of Grass, Babel 

ai s 

Uargantua Machi avel li ' s operational code for the Age of the Medici, The Bible, 
the Encyclopaedia Britannica, the World Almanac; and Webster's New International 
Dictionary, m which the following definition is to be found: "past...n. 1. 
donrorUll^h °' «t^*^«; ti-^^ gone by; a state of things gone by; that which was 
done or which occurred formerly. 'The past, at least, is secure.' D. Webster." 

E?er/ti'S:;i:" 'litTllit'I^^W'^^^'^y^y ^^e Ubrarian-s Office. Editor: 
Mary DeWolf. Eve Dolbee Buth no;^^ S. ^"'*"^ (^''^^''^butors to this issue: 




Volume 7, Number 22 

July 30, 1954 

From the Librarian 

While en route to a meeting in Santa Barbara Ed- 
win Castagna, city librarian of Long Beach and presi- 
dent of CLA, and Charles Boorkman, librarian of Long 
Beach State College, stopped off today for lunch with 
Mr. Moore and me. The new Santa Barbara College Li- 
brary is attracting many visitors, including a recent 
pilgrimage from UCLA which will be described in a 
later issue. 

Last week Glen Dawson brought W.J. Holliday, dis- 
tinguished collector of Indianapolis and Tucson, to 
see the items we acquired at the recent Holliday auc- 
tion sale of Western Americana, an exhibit of which 
had been arranged by Mr. Bellin. 

A committee of the Staff Association, inclu- 
ding President Kenneth Wilson, Ray Brian, and 
Anthony Greco, met recently with Miss Acker- 
man and me to discuss a proposed staff 
program on library education. 

Last Friday I was in Berkeley 
to discuss library matters of com- 
mon interest with Mr. Coney. 
Kenneth Carpenter showed me 


,„. UCLA Librarian 


some of the things he plans for the rare books collections; a tour of the com- 
Dieted stacks ended with a handshake to Rocco Crachi as he presided over the 
relocated loan desk; I also chatted with Geraldine Clayton at the General Het- 
erence desk, heard from Marion Milczewski about his forthcoming bulbright year 
in Birmingham, and caught a glimpse of Melvin Voigt. ... , ,, 

Before flying back to Los Angeles I discussed the Sydney Mitchel 1 memoirs 
with Mrs. Mitchell, and I also called on several writers in the Bay region and 
received items for our collections of their works. 

Today is Mr. Horn's last day as a member of our staff. Day before yester- 
day Harold Hamill and John Henderson, Los Angeles city and county librarians 
respectively, joined me at the Zamorano Club luncheon to bid Andy farewell. 
Many other demonstrations of affection have occurred. Except for the war years 
and a year at Johns Hopkins Andy has been a part of UCLA for twenty years, m 
which time quite a bit of him has been rubbed off. 

Thus his departure to Chapel Hill is only partial. A good part of Andy 
Horn is inseparable from the books and bricks and folk of this campus. It is 
this humanizing process that gives a university its soul. For all of us then 
I say Godspeed to Andy Horn ana his wife. 



Betty Rosenberg has been reclassified from Librarian-2 to Librarian-3, in 
the Acquisitions Department, in her position as chief bibliographer and assist- 
ant head of the department. Miss Rosenberg came to UCLA from the Los Angeles 
County Library in 1945, at first dividing her time between the Acquisitions 
Department and the Agriculture Library. In 1948 she became a full-time staff 
member in Acquisitions as head of the bibliographical checking section. She 
is a graduate of UCLA and received her degree in 1 ibrarianship at Berkeley. 

L. Kenneth Wilson, Geology Librarian, is returning to the Circulation De- 
partment as Assistant to the Head of Circulation, Librarian-2. His years of 
experience as a stack supervisor will be immensely valuable now that he is as- 
suming general supervisory responsibility for loan desk and stack operations. 
Mr. Wilson's place in the Geology Library is being filled by Miss Patr icia 
Delks, who received her M.A. in L.S. from Western Reserve University in June 
1954. Like L.K.W. she started her library career as a circulation assistant, 
at the University of Arizona, where she was also doing graduate work in ar- 
chaeology. Miss Delks reported as Librarian-1 on July 19. 

Further rec lass if icat ions are announced as follows: 

Mary Lois Rice, from Librarian-1 to Librarian-2, in the Catalog Department, 
Her cataloging specialties are engineering and technology, physics and archi- 
tecture, and mathematics and music. Miss Rice received her library degree from 
the University of Denver, and has been a member of the UCLA staff since 1949. 

Government Publications 

Lorraine Mathies, from Principal Library Assistant to Librarian-1, in the 
Education Library. Miss Mathies joined the staff as an S.L.A. in the Graduate 
Reading Room, in 1951, and moved as a P.L.A. to the Education Library last Oc- 
tober. She received her library training at the University of Denver, and came 
to UCLA after two years as documents librarian at Occidental College. For the 
past year she has done graduate work in education and sociology on this campus. 

July 30, 1954 125 

Mrs. Barbara Baxter Kelly, from Principal Account Clerk to Administrative 
Assistant, in the Acquisitions Department, 

The following have been reclassified from Senior Library Assistant to 
Principal Library Assistant: Mrs. Carole Bennett, Catalog Department; Audree 
Covington, Music Library; John Finzi, Clark Library; Mrs. Paula Loy , Univer- 
sity Elementary School Library; Robert Wienpahl, Catalog Department. 

Staff Publications 

Richard O'Brien is the author of a review in The Library Quarter ly for 
July of A Critical Bibliography of French Literature , Vol IV: The Eighteenth 
Century, Edited by George R. Havens and Donald F. Bond (N.Y.: Syracuse Uni- 
versity Press, 1951). 

Robert E. Thomason is co-editor, with Gwendolyn Lloyd of the Institute of 
Industrial Relations on the Berkeley campus, of Industrial Relations Theses 
and Dissertations Accepted at Twenty-Six Univers itie s . This is the fourth of 
a series of bibliographies published under the sponsorship of the Committee of 
Industrial Relations Librarians. 

An Important Assignm ent for Mrs. Tallman 

Johanna Tallman has been appointed by the President of the ALA Division 
of Cataloging and Classification to be one of a group of advisers to assist the 
Division's Steering Committee for a Catalog Code Revision Committee. The 
chairman of the steering committee is WyUis E. Wright, Librarian of Williams 
College. His committee is engaged in making preliminary studies of what is 
wanted in a catalog. 

The Code Revision Committee will be concerned with preparation of a re- 
vised code which will more nearly meet the needs of readers than the present 
Cataloging Rules for Author and Title Entries (1949). Mrs. Tallman will be 
asked to represent her own point of view, writes Benjamin A. Custer, Division 
President, and also "in an informal way... keep in mind the needs and wishes of 
the librarians represented by the Special Libraries Association." 

Catalog Simplification Under "U.S." 

To simplify the organization of entries in the main card catalog under 
"U.S." headings, as well as to reduce the number of cards under U.S., the Cata- 
log Department has experiment al ly discontinued fil ing analytic cards with U.S. 
series entries at the top, and has withdrawn them from the catalog. The cards 
will be filed in the Catalog Department, and will serve as a control file mainly 
for the use of the Catalog staff. Reference and Catalog librarians agreed to 
this procedure in order to study the feasibility of the scheme. Examples of 
such series are: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Bulletin, and U.S. Dept. of 
State. Near Eastern series. 

Analytical entries will still be made for important monograph series is- 
sued by United States government agencies, and author and subject cards tor 
these will be filed in their appropriate places in the public catalog. 

"EEC" file 

The East European-Cyrillic file in the Serials Section of the Acquisitions 
Department now contains the checking cards for all currently received publica- 
tions issued in Albania, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, Estonia, Hungary. Latvia 
Lithuania, Poland, Rumania, USSR, and Yugoslavia, Miss Norton announces This 
file is situated at the end of the visible file sections, J "^^, ^^.^^J!^,,^"^^ "^*^- 
paper records. Cross references for all titles appearing m the EEC fie ap- 
pear in the retired visible file. Holdings of all titles except USSR Publica- 
tions are reported to the East European Accessions List of the Library of Con- 

UCLA Librarian 

Nine, Repea t Nine Copies 

The Acquisitions Department began use with the new fiscal year of the 
nine-copy order form designed by Mr. O'Brien and members of his staff, and 
produced by Moore Business Forms, Inc. , , , .. • j ►„ 

The form is expected to effect a considerable economy in typing and to 
improve the efficiency of the entire ordering process. Two copies, with de- 
tailed instructions printed on the back of each, are sent to vendors; the 
second of these is returned with the book purchased, or as a report if its 
shipment is delayed or if it is not available. Another copy is used as an 
order form for Library of Congress cards. A salmon-colored copy remains in 
the "in-process" file (the old " outstanding orders" file) until cataloging is 
completed and cards are filed in the public catalog. ,,, ri 

Of particular importance is the elimination of the received file as a 
checking medium; routine checking will now be done in only two files instead 
of three. Of the three copies intended for the Catalog Department, one doubles 
as a "claim" copy if the book is not received within the alloted time. ^ 

The form is also used for li sting " wants ," in which case the vendor s du- 
plicate is returned as a quotation slip. By filing "wants" slips m the in- 
process" file it is possible to keep track of such requests and to cancel or 
resubmit them after a reasonable length of time has passed. 


Glenn S. Dumke, Professor of California History at Occidental College, re- 
cently examined the California imprints collection in the Department of Special 
Collections in search of pamphlet and ephemeral background material for his 
forthcoming book on California during the " prosperous decade," 1920-1930. 

Burton Levin, Vice-Consul of the American Embassy in Formosa, browsed 
through the Library's collection in Oriental languages and literature, July 8. 

Richard H. Wood, Director of the Institute of Management and Labor Rela- 
tions, Rutgers University, visited the Institute of Industrial Relations Li- 
brary on July 19. 

Rabbi Bernard Cohen used the files of the Los Angeles Star for 1854 in the 
Department of Special Collections, on July 16, in connection with research on 
Solomon N. Carvalho, the first known Jewish immigrant to southern California, 
who arrived in Los Angeles on June 17, 1854. 

Jack Whitehouse , formerly of the Office of Public Information, and Mrs. 
Whitehouse, visited the Library on July 16. Mr. Whitehouse is now Managing Ed- 
itor of the Yuma Daily Sun and Morning Sun, and his wife is on the staff of the 
Yuma Carnegie Public Library. 

Sister Mary Humiliata, Professor of English at Immaculate Heart College, 
brought seven graduate students in bibliography to the Library on July 21 to 
consult reference and bibliographical materials. 

Bernard Kre is sman, of the New York Public Library, who will become Assist- 
ant Librarian in the Humanities Division at the University of Nebraska in Sep- 
tember, visited the Library on July 13, and inspected Main Library services 
with Mr. Moore. 

Miss Pat Wright, of the Library staff of the Scripps Institution of Ocean- 
ography, La Jolla, visited the Engineering Library on July 21 to discuss the 
use of the revised Kardex serial forms and serials handling procedures with 
Johanna Tallman. 

Miss Martha Hackman, Reference Librarian at Occidental College, visited 
Mrs. Harrant on July 15, to discuss building materials, furnishings, and equip- 


In our July 2 issue we erroneously referred to the CLA Regional Resources 
Coordinating Committee as the ... "Conservation" Committee. We are reminded 
by the State Coordinator, Margaret D. Uridge, that although the Committee is 
not uninterested in conservation, the next-to-last " C" in CLA-RRCC has always 
stood for Coordinating. 

July 30, 1954 127 

Pleasant Services Recalled 

A former graduate student, Mrs. Grace Stephens, has written Mr. Powell to 
express gratitude for helpful assistance given her by several staff members. 
She said, in her letter: 

"This past winter I was in residence at UQ^A doing graduate work in 
the English department. Over and over again, I experienced such particu- 
larly kind and patient service from people in the whole library that I was 
greatly encouraged. Moreover I shall never forget either the people or 
the association. 

"May I particularly mention Esther Euler, Kay Harrant, Helen Riley, 
Page Ackerman, Leo Linder, and finally, Mr. Thomas in the undergraduate 
library? Each of them at various times and, more than once, gave me such 
excellent suggestions or helpful assistance that I found my own work im- 
measurably lightened." 

Mrs. Stephens also mentioned the "cheerful assistance" given her by Mrs. 
Hunt in the English Reading Room, and the extra pleasures of coffee and cookies 
on the balcony of Royce Hall. 

An Anomaly? 

Librarians will read with interest, perhaps with surprise, the following 
observation by Professor George R. Stewart in his most recent book, Amer ican 
Ylays of Life: 

"The American people have become devoted to public libraries with an 
almost religious intensity. They believe that books should be made avail- 
able to the people. A writer's book is therefore placed upon the shelf 
immediately, and he receives a royalty (perhaps, thirty-five cents) for 
that single copy. A hundred or more people may then read and enjoy the 
book, but the author receives nothing more for it. Thus we have a kind of 
curious halfway state -soci ali sm. One cannot imagine it applied to auto- 
mobiles or cotton. The consumption of literature, so to speak, has been 
socialized; the production of literature remains a matter of completely 
laissez-faire economics. Considered as a businessman, the artist is in an 
extremely difficult position. 

"... A great anomaly of our history is that Andrew Carnegie, one of 
our outstanding examples of individual initiative and free enterprise, did 
so much to destroy the free enterprise of writers by soc ialistical ly found- 
ing free libraries. What would he have thought if someone had started to 
go around supplying the public with free steel?" 

Mr. Stewart is, of course, the distinguished scholar, author, and teacher 
of the Berkeley campus of the State University, in which the consumption of 
education itself has been socialized, so to speak. 

One of Satan's Ideas 

"Sir,— The sponsors of the American pictorial exhibit in T.C.D. have 
omitted the most important panel of all. The theme "Man's right to knowledge 
and the free use thereof" is a great deal older than Trinity College or the 
United States Information Service. This grand old liberal doctrine was first 
propounded by Satan in the Garden of Eden. The more it changes, the more it 
is the same thing... Letter to the 'Irish Times ' June 28.'' . n j 1 

(Quoted by The Times Educational Supplement LLondonJ , 
July 2, 1954, under the heading "No Comment.") 

Con temporary Finnish Poetry 

The Stone God; Poems from the Finnish, translated into English by Leo 
Vuosalo and Steve Stone, is a collection of contemporary poetry published last 
year by the Marathon Press in Pasadena. Mr. Vuosalo, a UCLA senior, has pre- 


UCLA Librar ian 

sented a copy to the Library, inscribed "From one of the many students who have 
sought for a more adequate interpretation and understanding of the world around 
us, and particularly its people." 

A Di m View of the Younger Set 

"In this brief article I am at 
the younger members of our professi 
point of view of the general public 
Westacott, of the Croydon (England) 
tic Fringe," in the summer issue of 
In his brief discourse Mr. Wes 
of the younger library set in Engla 
toward their fellow civil servants 
that "'most local government officer 
terests of the men are sport and se 
frightened of these people and many 

"But we have to remember," he 
them. . . So many of us have our pet 
quite unbalanced... Unfortunately 
in the post-war library schools are 
ticularly true of the better produc 
in the years to come. Practically 
staff at least one young man who is 
unwashed, but in either case long-h 
and cocks a supercilious eyebrow at 
a counter... He is a socialist, re 
and appears to the uninitiated rema 
normal psychology and all forms of 
the conventional person and to prot 
nite personality which is amusing t 

"After a while he goes to libr 
and together they form a hot-house 
ingly, so that by the time he retur 
when he went . . . 

"What can we do about it? Lit 
as individuals. The standard of li 
should be raised. The Ass is tant Li 
inane and wholly unintelligible art 
After all we live amongst books and 
. . .As each year passes more a 
ened. I do not suggest that these 
manent worth and should be eternall 
and if we understand we will become 

"Young man! Before Eliot, the 
Fauves, and Socrates before Sartre. 

tempting to diagnose the mental climate of 
on, to point out their deficiencies from the 

and to suggest improvements." Thus Mr. H.D. 

Public Library opens his piece on "The Luna- 

The Assistant Librarian. 
tacott plainly states his objections to some 
nd by describing their antisocial attitude 
— which he forgives to a degree by conceding 
s are dead from the neck upwards; the main in- 
X, and of the women cinema and sex. I am 

of my colleagues harbor similar sentiments." 
continues, "that we are just as terrifying to 

forms of obsession that often make us appear 
the generation that received their education 

developing along the same lines. This is par- 
ts, those to whom we must look for leadership 
every library in the London area has on its 

either superior and fastidious, or rough and 
aired and bearded, who wears unusual clothes 

the incoming masses of humanity, from behind 
ads the New Statesman, Art News, and Studio, 
rkably well informed on various aspects of ab- 
avant-garde art. He reacts violently against 
ect himself from him, he develops a very defi- 
o his colleagues, but frightening to the pub- 

ary school, where he meets kindred spirits, 
coterie of modern culture and blossom alarm- 
ns to his library he is even stranger than 

tie, I fear, as a profession, but a great deal 
terary expression in the profession can and 
brarian is an offender here — witness the 
icle by Mr. Holliday in the February issue. 

we ought to profit by the experience... 
nd more of our traditional values are threat- 
values are unchangeable, but they are of per- 
y enshrined. To exploit we must understand, 

more normal and approachable. 

Elizabethans; the Florentines before the 

UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office. Editor: 
Everett Moore. Assistant Editor: David W. Heron. Contributors to this issue: 
Page Ackerman. Elizabeth S. Bradstreet, Jeannette Hagan, Paul M. Miles. Elizabeth 
K Norton, Richard Brien, Helens E. Schimansky. Johanna Tallman. Artist: 
noberta Nixon. 

UG t 8 t954 



Volume 7, Number 23 

August 13, 1954 

From the Librarian 

I am in San Diego today to see the new Public Library with Assistant 
City Librarian Marco Thorne, and also to receive another gift from our col- 
lector friend, Wilmer Shields, of San Diego county imprints. 

On Wednesday Karl Kup, visiting lecturer in the USC Library School 
summer session, was my guest at the Zamorano Club luncheon. I hope to per- 
suade Mr. Kup (he is curator of the Spencer Collection in the New York Public 
Library) to repeat for the staff a talk on his work which he gave to the 
Columbia students — one of the best library talks I have ever heard. 

Last Saturday Messrs. Wilbur Smith, Heron, and Moore, and Miss Lodge 
and I attended a seminar on rare books at the Huntington Library, given by 
William A. Jackson, Assistant Librarian of Harvard University in charge of 
the Houghton Library. 

The weeks since Andy left, with Miss Ackerman and Mr. Williams on 
vacation, have seen Miss Bradstreet and me performing as an administrative 
team the way we started out ten years ago this summer. Every head librarian 
should be forced to experience at first hand, at least once every decade, 
the administrative facts of library life. Fortunately, for the Library, the 
past two weeks have been fairly quiet. 





James Cox has joined the staff of the Acquisitions Department as Librar- 
ian-1. Mr. Cox received his B.A. in political science from Stanford in 1949 
and his B.S. in librarianship at Berkeley last June. He has had several 
years' experience with the bookseller, William Wreden, of Palo Alto, and 
during this period made a European book buying trip with Mr. Wreden. 

Clifford Wurfel has been appointed Librarian-1 in the Catalog Section 
of the Biomedical Library. Mr. Wurfel comes to UCLA from the Catalog depart- 
ment of the University of Utah Library. He received his degree in librarian- 
ship at Berkeley in 1952, where he was a classmate of Miss Kerr and Messrs. 
Fessenden and Mink. 

Mrs. Helena Berkley, Senior Library Assistant, has resigned her position 
in the Geology Library to attend library school. Her replacement will be 
Mrs. Wavell Ehrreich, now Typist-Clerk in the Catalog Department, who has 
been reclassified to Senior Library Assistant. 

Mrs. Jo Ann McAteer has joined the Acquisitions staff as a Senior Typist 
Clerk replacing Mrs. Vera Cain, who has left to accept a position closer to 
her husband's work in Lakewood. Mrs. McAteer has recently been employed by 
the California Bank. 



UCLA Librarian 

Phyllis A. Reinhardt, slide and photograph librarian in the Division of 
Arts at Yale University, lunched with Professor Danes and Gordon Williams, 
July 29, and was shown the Main and Art Libraries by Mary DeWolf. 

Frequent observers at the University Elementary School Library during 
July were educational supervisors and administrators attending the Conference 
on Social Studies in the Elementary Schools conducted by Helen Heffernan, 
Chief of the Bureau of Elementary Education of the California State Depart- 
ment of Education, and other representatives from Sacramento. 

Barbara Pent land, of the Faculty of Music, University of British Colum- 
bia, visited the Music Library on July 26. 

Following shortly after, on July 28, was another University of British 
Columbia visitor, Neal Harlow, whose presence, in and out of the Library, we 
enjoyed for several days. 

Celebration of Wilde Centenary 

Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde, born in Dublin October 16, 1854, 
is being honored this year both in his place of birth and in far-off Los 
Angeles. Professor Maj 1 Ewing has sent to the Clark Library from Ireland a 
copy of the catalog of the exhibition at Trinity College, Dublin, commemo- 
rating the centenary of Wilde's birth. 

Although the Clark Library has not issued a printed catalog, it has 
arranged an exhibition in honor of the 19th century Irish poet, playwright, 
essayist, and story-teller. On display in the North Rare Book Room are 
numerous items selected from the Clark's Oscar Wilde Collection, which is 
believed to be the most complete in any institutional library in the world: 
printed volumes in 17 languages and in almost every edition issued, supple- 
mented by a Wilde and the Nineties manuscript collection consisting of more 
than 2,000 items. 

S.A. Committee Appointments 

The Staff Association has announced several new appointments to its com- 
littees. Ray Brian, chairman of the Program Committee, has appointed Lorraine 
Matthies to be a member of his group. Diane Johnson replaces Vera Cain as 
Chairman of the Public Relations Committee, and Margaret Neerhout has accepted 
duties as a member of that group. 

School-Community Conference 

Gladys Coryell served as consultant at the Conference on Improving Com- 
munication between School and Community, held on the campus last week. Dele- 
gates included representatives of the National Association of Manufacturers, 
the California Congress of Parents and Teachers, the California Educational 
Study Council, and other educators. Members met in study groups in which 
attention was given to the problems of establishing more effective school- 
community communications. 

Reception for Our Fulbrighter 

One day last week Miyeko Takita was a guest of the International Affairs 
Committee of the Women's Division of the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce at 
a reception at Barnsdall Park for Los Angeles students, teachers, and research 
scholars who are soon to be leaving for foreign countries on their Fulbright 
or foundation grants. Among those present were members of the local consular 
staffs. Photographers from the Mirror and the Citizen News were there, and 
asked Miyeko to be in their pictures. She will be sailing from Seattle on 
September 13, with other Fulbright scholars, on the Hikawa Maru. 


August 13, 1954 131 

The Southwest: What Is It? 

Following a conference a week or so ago which Mr. Powell had with Presi- 
dent Arthur G. Coons and Dean Glenn Dumke of Occidental College, Edwin Castagna, 
President of the CLA, and Ed Ainsworth of the Los Angeles Tines, Mr. Ainsworth 
sat down to write a piece for his paper on "The Great Southwest: Who's Going 
to Corral Its Uncertain Borders?" In his opening paragraphs he reveals that 
important bibliographical research is being impeded by the inability of author- 
ities to agree on a definition of just where, or what the Southwest is: 

"Nobody," he says, "has been able to describe exactly where heaven is, 
and today the same question has arisen in regard to that region we have called 
'The Great Southwest.' 

"This matter has got to be settled. A literary production is being held 
up because of the uncertainty of the definition of the Southwest. 

"Librarian Lawrence Clark Powell of the University of California at Los 
Angeles is in the midst of compiling a monumental bibliography on 'The South- 
west.' The trouble is, as he has discovered lately, he doesn't know where to 
begin or to leave off in listing the books to be included. The Southwest not 
only is as indefinite as heaven, it's almost as vague as the Los Angeles city 
limi ts . 

"Somebody must come to the rescue. The Southwest needs to be pinned 
down, mapped, defined, corralled and classified, let the boundaries fall where 
they may." 

From North of Hadrian's Wall 

One of our most cordial visitors to the Library in recent years was 
Mr. Lauriston W. Sharp, Librarian of the University of Edinburgh, who came 
here in the fall of 1950. Mr. Powell called on him in Edinburgh shortly 
after that, and reported that Mr. Sharp had generously come in from the 
country on a Saturday afternoon just to open his library and give him the 
ten-guinea tour. 

Now Mr. Powell has had a letter from Mr. Sharp concerning the forth- 
coming visit to Scotland of Dr. Donald A. Charnock of Los Angeles, to which 
are added these paragraphs about recent exchanges of librarians between the 
British Isles and America: 

"It would be a great pleasure to see you yourself again in the 
following year. I made so many friends in California that I would have 
to give you a long list if I were to name all the people to whom I 
would wish to send greetings. I heard from Robert Vosper recently and 
Harry Bauer is good enough to send me his entertaining Library notes. 

"We had Esterquest up to Edinburgh last month and we have been 
sending a few over there also. Indeed my staff has caught the infection 
and I have one at Harvard Library now and one going to Cornell this fall. 
It is a remarkable development of the past ten years that there should 
be so much coming and going between the British Isles and America with 
so much pleasure and profit to both." 


Miss Harriet G. Eddy, California library pioneer, who was a county 
library organizer for the State Library from 1909 to 1918, and who is now 
preparing a history of county library service in California, recently spent 
a week in the Library consulting materials, and when she was about to leave 
wrote Mr. Powell as follows: 

"Before leaving the Village, I wish to thank you for the very 
profitable week I have just spent in the library. Dr. Horn, Miss 
Ackerman and the secretarial staff have combined to give such co-oper- 
ation as I could not have expected, and have sped the work of getting 
my county library stories into final shape, so that I shall be able to 
finish the project sooner than I dared hope. I feel deeply grateful 
t o them all. 

Yours cordially, 
Harriet G. Eddy" 

132 UCLA Librarian 

Ellen Shaffer Appointed at Philadelphia 

Librarians and booksellers in southern California will take pride in the 
appointment of Ellen Shaffer, of Dawson's Book Shop, to be Rare Book Librarian 
of the Free Public Library of Philadelphia, one of the most important of such 
positions in the United States. This library counts among its rarities the 
Rosenbach collection of children's books, notable collections of Dickens and 
Goldsmith, and extensive holdings of incunabula and Americana. Since 1940 
Miss Shaffer has conducted a course for University Extension on "Fine Printing 
and Rare Books," and has also taught a course for Immaculate Heart College. 
Some years ago she taught at the old Riverside library school. She received 
her B.A. in English from UCLA and her M. A. in Spanish from USC. 

During her service at Dawson's Miss Shaffer has made several buying trips 
to Europe, Mexico, and Canada. She has written numerous monographs on rare 
books, and her study on The Nuremberg Chronic le was published by the Plantin 
Press of Los Angeles in 1951. When she begins her work at Philadelphia on 
September 7 she will take with her the good wishes of many friends in 

Will We Get This on the Exam? 

Attracted to "The Magnetic Field of Books" the other day, in BAE 147, 
were a dozen youths from a nearby technical school, to hear from Librarian 
Powell about the biblio-geiger-coun ter . Their electronics teacher had seen 
the notice in the paper about the lecture and arranged this impromptu field 
trip to the University for his boys. An observer of the group reported that 
in addition to their intense interest in the operation of the extraordinary 
instrument described by L.C.P. , the students were quite taken with references 
to the Florentine edition of a certain book. 

A Marriage 

Martha Brooks, assistant in the Biomedical Reading Room, was married to 
Guy Bensusan on July 30. Mr. and Mrs. Bensusan spent a brief honeymoon in 
Santa Barbara, but they are planning a trip to Mexico in a few weeks. 

From Reports We Have Seen 

Librarian Edwin T. Coman, Jr., reports "a memorable year for Riverside" 
in 1953-54, for the University's new College which came into being this year, 
in which after three years of planning and accumulating books, "theory became 
practice when the College of Letters and Science Library started as an 
operating entity." 

Among his expressions of appreciation for help in getting his program 
under way Mr. Coman remarks that " the 'one pool' concept of the University's 
library resources has been demonstrated most effectively. Riverside has been 
most dependent on Berkeley and UCLA for inter-library borrowing. The service 
has been prompt and efficient, and a large proportion of the requests have 
been filled. This campus would be most seriously handicapped without this 


An attractive leaflet issued by Santa Barbara Public Librarian John E. 
bmith reports that his library served Santa Barbara City and County during 
the year by circulating 669,840 books and magazines, more than in any prev- 
ious year ... by registering 8.730 new borrowers, bringing the total 


Santa Barbara County (exclusive of Santa Maria and Lompoc) to 28,254" ... "by 
providing books, magazines, and pamphlets on all sides of controversial ques- 
tions so that Santa Barbara citizens can inform themselves on public questions" 
... and by quite a number of other ways as well, all of which are effectively 
enumerated m this leaflet. 

UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office. 
tditor: Everett Moore. Assistant Editor: David W. Heron. Contributors to 
this issue: Page Ackerman. Elizabeth Bradstreet, Edna Davis, Mary DeWolf, 
Ruth Doxsee Anthony Greco, Diane Johnson. Lorraine Matthies, Paul Miles 
niniired Vtalker. 







Volume 7, Number 24 

August 27, 1954 

In the Librarian's Absence 

Librarian Powell's usual fortnightly report is not forthcoming this week, 
the author being on vacation. Although he has not been in evidence on campus, 
those staff members equipped with television may have seen one of two programs 
on which he appeared last week-end. 

Friday evening, on station KTHE, he talked with Robert B. Campbell and 
Patricia Terrill, Reference Librarian of the Santa Monica Public Library, dis- 
cussing the books most in demand at the Santa Monica library during the last 
thirty years. The program was "Your Public Library," conducted by Mrs. 
Eleanor Howard. 

On Sunday afternoon he appeared as guest author on KNXT's "Cavalcade of 
Books ," discussing his new volume, The Alchemy of Books, with Mrs. Georgianna 
Hardy, who presides over the CBS program, and discussed past and present 
reading habits and the importance of reading for information and pleasure. 

During Dr. Powell's absence from the Library, Gordon Williams has been 
Acting Librarian; some of his activities are reported elsewhere in this issue. 


Herbert K. Ahn has joined the staff of the Acquisitions Department as 
Librarian-l. Mr. Ahn, recent graduate of the Berkeley Library School, re- 
ceived degrees from UCLA in both Zoology and Slavic Languages, and has served 
as a student assistant in the Library and a research assistant in the Insti- 
tute of Slavic Studies in Berkeley. 

Mrs. Shirley Hood has rejoined the Library staff as a Senior Library 
Assistant in the Acquisitions Department. Formerly librarian of the Biology 
Library, Mrs. Hood has been in the Netherlands with her husband since her 
resignation in 1952. 

Mary Jane Senser has been appointed Typist-Clerk in the Catalog Depart- 
ment. Miss Senser has attended Santa Monica City College and worked in the 
music library there. 

Olevia Barker has submitted her resignation as Senior Library Assistant 
in the Acquisitions Department to enroll in the University. 

Mrs. Jean Beckner has resigned her position as Senior Library Assistant 
in the Graduate Reading Room, to accompany her husband to New York. Mrs. 
Margaret Dodge has been transferred from the Librarian's Office to take her 

Mrs. Dorothy Goss, Senior Library Assistant in the Circulation Depart- 
ment, has resigned to accept another position. 

William Kennedy, Senior Library Assistant in the Acquisitions Department, 
has resigned to teach in the Los Angeles City School System. 

Mary Kontogiannis has resigned as Typist-Clerk in the Engineering Library 

to complete her education. ■ o- j- i .u 

Mrs. Myralee Lewis, Senior Library Assistant in the Biomedical Library, 

has resigned to devote her time to her family. 

Marcia Rosten has resigned as Senior Library Assistant m the Reference 

Department to be married. nrr- 

Mrs. Margaret Self, Senior Typist Clerk in the Librarian s Office, has 

resigned to move to Bakersfield, where her husband will wait for his orders 

to mi lit ary duty . 


UCLA Librarian 

The Book Jacket as an Art Form 

A collection of English dust-jackets will be shown in the Exhibition 
Room and the General Reading Room from August 30 through the month of Sept- 
ember. The collection, comprising forty volumes of mounted dust-jacket 
faces, is a recent Library acquisition, and in itself provides a cross- 
section of British commercial art from the nine teen- twenties through the 
nineteen- forties. The display in the Exhibition and General Reading Rooms 
will be supplemented by a group of dust-jackets to be shown in the case in 
the entrance foyer. Here will be seen some of the stages in the evolution 
of the dust-jacket from its original condition in the e ighteen- forties as a 
simple protective wrapping to its present function as an eye-catching adver- 
tisement for the contents of the book. 

As an art form, the dust-jacket seems to stand somewhere between the 
travel poster and the greeting-card: its ephemeral nature invites playfulness 
on the part of the illustrator and c alligraphe r. Where book sales are most 
competitive, dust-jackets are given most attention by the publisher. Thus 
the designs for fiction sales are usually the most colorful and various in 
design. Along with the practice of binding books in fabric and boards, 
decorated dust-jackets may be regarded as a British contribution to the book 
arts, dating from the second quarter of the nineteenth century; until lately, 
in general, bookish persons have looked upon them with contempt, and the 
literature on their history and collection is recent and scanty. 

Within recent years, however — from the early nineteen-thirties — dust- 
jackets have begun to attract interest without condescension, and libraries 
have begun to collect them. The reasons are several. The dust-jacket has 
importEUice as a reflection of popular taste and trend in advertising graphic 
art; illustrations often appear on the jacket which are not repeated in the 
text; and the printed matter on the dust-jacket often includes information 
about the author and publisher which may not be available elsewhere. The 
UCLA Library has the core of a representative collection, presently to be 
augmented by the addition of a group of some two thousand carefully chosen 
examples from most of the countries of Europe as well as the United States. 

Staff Association Appointments 

Anne Ehrreich, Geology Library, has been appointed to the Staff Associa- 
tion Social Committee, and Carol Spaziani, Biomedical Library, has become a 
member of the Public Relations Committee. 

San Diego Author Makes Good 

In the library of W. B. Shields, who has done much to build the UCLA 
Library's Southern California Imprints Collection, is a little volume pub- 
lished in San Diego in 1909 by the firm of Frye and Smith. The title of 
this book IS Good's Budget and it recites the adventures of an Algeresque 
young paragon named Ned Winter, who according to a story recently appearing 
m the San Diego Evening Tribune, "goes out into the world with a will to 
conquer, and conquer he does." So also his creator, identified as Good 
Knight, then thirteen years of age, the son of a San Diego contractor, 
presently the Governor of California. 

Handbook for Title Men 


W. Robinson President of the Friends of the UCLA Library, is compiler 
the ney, Handbook for Title Men published by the Title Insurance and Trust 
t-ompany. Ihis important working handbook, of which the new edition is the 
seventh is a systematically arranged and carefully indexed guide to real 
ate laws. It was printed by Anderson, Ritchie and Simon. 



August 27, 1954 135 


Mr, and Mrs. Simeon Levinson , Sacramento book dealers, visited the Li- 
brary with Gordon Williams, August 17. Mr Williams was a member of the 
Levinson Book Store staff in 1939. 

The Reverend Earl Lawrence, of the Colonial Congregational Church in 
Los Angeles, was shown the collection of religious materials in the Library, 
August 12, by L. Kenneth Wilson. 

Mrs, Ottilie Little, Professor of German at the Pacific Lutheran Col- 
lege, Parkland, Washington, visited the Library August 16, and examined the 
Germanic language collection. 

The distinguished British bibliographer, Jeremy Pordage , visited the 
Department of Special Collections, August 15, in order to examine the Hauberk 
papers, a gift of the well-known Tarzana philanthropist, Mr. Jo Stoyte. He 
expressed particular interest in the illustrated edition of Le Portier des 
Car me s , 

Mrs, Jeanette Barry, Librarian of the new Atascadero State Hospital, 
visited the Biomedical Library on Friday, August 13, and selected from their 
duplicate collection a number of books and journals which constitute the new 
library's first acquisition. 

William A. Jackson , Assistant Librarian of Harvard University in charge 
of the Houghton Library, visited the Clark Library and the University Library 
on August 20. Mr. Jackson is spending the summer at the Huntington compiling 
a revision of the Short-Tit le Catalogue . It was his first visit to the Clark 
since 1947, when he was one of the consultants who recommended the under- 
ground stack expansion, and in Westwood his first sight of the Library's east 
wing and the Department of Special Collections, where under the guidance of 
Wilbur Smith he saw the Sadleir and Spinoza Collections. 

Mrs. Dorothy Martin, Librarian of the Los Angeles County Museum, and 
Miss Alice Drake, Art Editor of the Haskin News Service, Washington, D. C. , 
were shown the Art LiJjrary by Mary DeWolf August 19. 

Opening of Jewish Community Library 

The Peter M. Kahn Memorial Library Building, housing the 35,000 volumes 
of the Los Angeles Jewish Community Library, opened its doors to the public 
on Sunday, July 15, 

Gordon R. Williams represented the University Library at the dedicatory 
ceremony, held in the new building, of the first Jewish Community Library in 
the United States. Among the dedication speakers were Judge David Coleman, 
Rabbi Jacob Sonderling, Dr. Philip L. Seman, Justin G. Turner, and Edwin 
Castagna representing the California Library Association. 

The collection was begun in 1947 under the leadership of the late Peter 
M. Kahn, a resident of Los Angeles since 1904, bookman, and pioneer of the 
Jewish community. It is appropriate that the new building be named after 
him, for the collection he helped to build has become the outstanding library 
of Judaica in Southern California 

The new library is next to the Jewish Community Building on North Ver- 
mont Avenue, and is open to anyone in search of information on the religion, 
culture, and history of the Jews. 

Staff Activities 

Louise Darling, Robert Lewis, and Anthony Greco of the Biomedical Li- 
brary visited the new Library of the University of California, Santa Barbara, 
on Wednesday, August 18. One purpose of their visit was to obtain informa- 
tion on the intricacies of moving, which Librarian Davidson and his staff 
have just finished doing, and which Miss Darling has hopes of doing some time 
in September. 

Norah Jones has reported to her colleagues in the Circulation Department 
a visit to the Biblioteca Nacional in Mexico City, sending a striking post- 
card picture of the new National Library Building. 


UCLA Librarian 

Kup Addresses Staff 

Dr. Karl Kup, Curator of the New York Public Library's Spencer Collection 
of graphic arts, spoke to the Library staff last Tuesday about his worldwide 
collecting and the Library's use of rare books and art works. Ur Kup has 
spent the summer as a visiting lecturer at the DSC library school. 

One of the Sorriest Saddest Figures on the Literary Scene 

William B. Ready's musical prose is never easy to set aside unfinished, 
but when he's writing about another Irishman, there is a harp playing to his 

In the July 1 issue of the Stanford Library Bulletin he thus announces 
the gift to the library of an important collection of Donn Byrne. 

"Donn Byrne was intended to be one of the great writers of this cen- 
tury: there are passages, sometimes nearly ^^ilole books, to prove it; yet 
on the record he remains one of the sorriest saddest figures on the liter- 
ary scene. Scott Fitzgerald is fortunate compared to him. Scott Fitz- 
gerald ruined his life, perhaps others, but his writing remained strong 
all through — in The Last Tycoon there is the evidence — but Donn Byrne 
ruined his life writing, all for money. He became wealthy and eminent 
because of it, and in the tens and twenties of this century his books en- 
joyed a vogue, on both sides of the Atlantic, that has been given to few 
authors. The man made millions. He bought a castle in Cork and drove 
headlong over a cliff on his way to it — that was the end of him. He was 
born Bernard (Bernie) O'Byrne, a member of the minority Catholic group in 
Antrim, which is in North, Occupied, Ireland, and in his youth he used to 
compete in the local feis, which is the Irish form of the Welsh Eisteddfod, 
and win prizes for toe-dancing. He went to the National University of 
Ireland, where he did some boxing and married above his station, he thought, 

"Soon the Bernie O'Byrne was forgotten and there arose out of the 
ashes the young Irish author Brian Donn Byrne, a Trinity man, no less, 
who rode to hounds, a member of the Protestant Ascendancy class, and in 
his heroes, the Younger of Destiny, Dermot of Coolavin, there is to be 
seen the idealised picture of what Bernie would have liked to have been... 

"Donn Byrne was rotted, and yet, through all of it, he wrote such 
books as Blind Raftery, Destiny Bay, Hangman's House, and Brother Saul, 
All the books have glaring faults, all are crude in many places, but they 
live and will live — they are great books..." 

Faint Praise 

Helena Berkley reports the discovery, in the Geology Library, of a new 
book whose dedication reads: 

"To my wife, Judith, 
without whose cooperative silence 
this book could not have been written." 

UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office. 
Editor: Everett Moore. Acting Editor, this issue: David Heron. 
nl'^\^^''^°''^ ^° ''''^ issue: Florence Williams, William W. Bellin, Gordon 
M. Williams Paul Miles, Anthony Greco, Helena Berkley, and Diane Johnson. 
Apology to Mr. Huxley. 

SEP 3 r> '954 





Volume 7, Number 25 

September 24, 1954 

From the Librarian 

September 27 has come to be a special date in the annals of bibliography. 
It was on that day in 1862 that Henry R. Wagner was born, and thus next Monday 
he will celebrate his 92nd birthday. As usual the Zamorano Club will send a 
delegation to the Wagner home in San Marino, bearing fraternal and bibliographical 
greetings, and this year I will have the added privilege of representing the 
Bibliographical Society, of which Dr. Wagner is a former officer. 

Another sturdy local old-timer is Percival T. Gerson, M. D. , who back in 1906 
founded a discussion group called the Severance Club, which has met faithfully 
twice a month ever since. Tonight I am speaking to the Club on "The Music in my 

Several years ago a young Georgia photographer named Mose Daniel illustrated 
Sidney Lanier's Marshes of Glynn with photographs of that stretch of his native 
coast. After a term as a navy photographer Mr. Daniel bicycled to California and 
fell in love with the Carmel coast. Last week he called on me with a beautiful 
series of photographs to illustrate some of Robinson Jeffers' poems about that 
coast. I took Mr. Daniel across the quad to the University Press Office, hopeful 
that its local editor, Glen Gosling, would recognize a potential best-seller. 

Another interesting manuscript came to my office in the hands of Mrs. Alice 
Malcon, librarian in the Fiction department of the Los Angeles Public Library, 
her compilation of novels with a California setting. It is a large work, and I 
offered some suggestions which might lead to its publication. 

Staff members interested in reading about the past year's accomplishments on 
the "West Adams campus" may obtain copies of my annual report as Director of the 
Clark Library. The report on the University Library is still in preparation. 

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successor to Winifred Walker, who for the past 

Children's Literature to graduate students in 

in having Frances Clarke Sayers as a lecturer. 

erformance for Mrs. Sayers, who was at one time 

d campus, before going on to a distinguished ca 

the supervision of Work with Children in the N 

aught for the past three summers in the library 

calling a staff meeting next Tuesday at four p 

t the things she knows and loves best: people 

is a wonderful speaker, fluent, gracious, magne 

two years has given a 
English, the campus is 
It is a "return of the 

the U. E. S. librarian 
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ew York Public Library. 

school at Michigan, 
.m. to hear Mrs. Sayers 
and books. Like Karl 
tic and persuasive. 


■tAQ UCLA Librarian 


Valerie Boers has joined the staff of the Catalog Department as a Typist- 

Mrs. Ellen Braunstein has been appointed Typist-Clerk in the Engineering 

Mrs. Adele Currey has returned to the Library staff as Senior Library As- 
sistant in the Reference Department. Mrs. Currey spent three months in the 
Circulation Department before going to Japan, where she was employed as a secre- 
tary and bookkeeper for the Air Force. She replaces Mrs. Edwina Ross, who has 
resigned from the staff of the Periodicals Room. 

Mrs. Jean Hunt Gaines has been appointed Senior Typist Clerk in the Librar- 
ian's Office, where she worked as a student assistant before her graduation and 
marriage in June of this year. 

Mrs. Marlys Bray Levy has returned to the Library as Typist-Clerk in the 
Circulation Department. Mrs. Levy was employed, until her recent marriage, in 
the Acquisitions Department. 

The Librarian's Office has announced the following reclassifications: Connie 
Strickland, Circulation Department, from Senior Library Assistant to Principal 
Library Assistant; Shirley Har graves, Biomedical Library, from Typist Clerk to 
Senior Library Assistant; Bonnie Bobbins, Circulation Department, from Typist 
Clerk to Senior Library Assistant; Audree Covington, Music Library, from Senior 
Library Assistant to Principal Library Assistant; Wavell Ehrreich, from Typist 
Clerk in the Catalog Department to Senior Library Assistant in the Geology Library. 

Robert Wienpahl has resigned his position in the Catalog Department to attend 
the use Library School. Mr. Wienpahl will continue to work part-time in the Cata- 
log Department while he is attending the school. 

Mrs. Lila Novick has resigned her position as Principal Library Assistant in 
the Acquisitions department to teach school. 

New Telephone Numbers 

Additional telephones in Library offices have been installed as follows: 

Circulation Department 

Miss King 's office 927 6 

(Restricted line; for campus calls only) 
Other staff members (see directory) 9277 

(Supplements 871. Both are restricted lines. 215 should 

be reserved for off-campus calls.) 

Interlibrary Loans Section 412 


Engineering Library 9135 

(Unrestricted; supplements 465) 

Now in Its Tenth Edition 

Know Your Library blossomed last week in its 1954 edition, the 10th since the 
lirst iibrary guide so named was issued on this campus in 1945. 

The blue-and-gold-covered booklet, dedicated to Robert Gordon Sproul in this, 
his 25th year as President of the University, was edited by Gordon R. Williams, 
r«n p ^"nf^'!"^'^ ^^^ '^°^«'"- flo"'- Pl^"s were drawn by William W. Bellin. Librar- 
edition ^ '^^dication to President Sproul appears as the introduction to this 

Article by D.W.H. 

An article by David Heron 

September 24, 1954 141 


Mr. John Griesinger, the former head of Pacific Bindery, visited with 
friends in Special Collections on September 1. Mr Griesinger is the inventor 
of the "over-sewing process," incorporated in an important book-binding 

Little Blue Books 

The Department of Special Collections has recently been going over an ex- 
tensive collection of "Little Blue Books," small faded vest-pocket forebears 
of the luridly covered paperbacks which brighten our bus stations, newsstands, 
and super drugstores, and is in process of putting the series in proper order. 

Beginning with the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam (with an introduction by 
Clarence Darrow) and Wilde's Ballad of Reading Gaol, which appeared in 1919, 
their publisher, the colorful E. (for Emanuel) Haldeman-Julius, began a 
venture which became during the twenties and thirties one of the unique phe- 
nomena of American publishing, and brought fame and modest fortune to Girard, 
Kansas, where they continued to be available even after the Editor's death in 
1951. At that time over 300 million of the pale blue three-by- f ive booklets 
had been sold, including a complete set to Emperor Haile Selassie for the 
court of Ethiopia and another to Admiral Byrd for the library of Little 

Haldeman-Julius has been described by one of his authors as a " free- 
thinker, an implacable anti-cleric, and a lusty vulgarian;" he expressed these 
and many other tastes in his own creations among the 1200-odd titles he pub- 
lished. He was also an admirer of Samuel Johnson, Diderot, and Mark Twain. 
Will Durant's popular Story of Philosophy first appeared as a sub-series of 
Little Blue Books. 

They sold for a nickel, with the exception of occasional large deluxe 
editions priced as high as 50 cents, and as is so often true of such familiar 
ephemera, many of them have already become collectors' items simply because of 
their innate affinity for the trash barrel. 

This is Cooperation? 

Last month Miss King sent out her usual letter to faculty members and re- 
search scholars, enclosing a new library card, and a copy of the Lending 
Code ... "as a means of drawing your attention to the borrowing privilege a- 
vailable to you." 

From a gentleman who received one of these letters came back a reply on 
stationery of the University of British Columbia, Vancouver 8. "Dear Miss 
King," he wrote, "I am returning the library card you so kindly sent me. Un- 
fortunately the local librarian won't permit its use." 

Said "local librarian" being, according to our recollection, one Neal 
Harlow, sometime Assistant Librarian on a campus in Los Angeles 24, we can 
only infer from this that our library card has been found to lack the neces- 
sary imprimatur or stamp of Royal approval, or perhaps an authentic watermark 
which would permit its use north of lat.40° N. All that should be said at this 
point, perhaps, is that Miss King was trying to be helpful. 



UCLA Librarian 

Medical Librarianship Newly Described 

A revised edition of the Medical Library Association's recruitment leaf- 
let, "Medical Librarianship as a Career," has been prepared by Biomedical 
Librarian Louise Darling, who is chairman of the MLA' s Subcommittee on He- 
cruitment. and copies are available through the Biomedical Library. Its cover 
carries the prominently lettered question, " Wliy Not Be a Medical Librarian/ 
and briefly lists suggestions as to whom one could work for, where one would 
work, and what education would be required for such a career. 

Personal Note 

Marcia Rosten, formerly of the Reference Department, was married to Gerald 
Romick on September 5. Marcia will be attending college on the Riverside 
campus; her husband is employed in the Naval Ordnance Laboratory in Corona. 

Changes at Columbia 

Announcement was made at Columbia University last month that a one year 
leave of absence has been granted to Dr. Carl M. White, dean of the University's 
School of Library Service, for the academic year of 1954-55. Dean White will 
devote the year to research in librarianship. Dr. Robert D. Leigh, former 
president of Bennington College, who has been visiting professor of Library 
Service at Columbia since 1950, has been appointed acting dean of the School. 
Dr. Leigh is particularly well known in California for the study he recently 
made for President Sproul of the needs for education for librarianship in the 
state of California. 

Dean White has recently reported to the President of Columbia University 
a year of notable progress, in 1953-54, in the School's program which now lea 
to the degree of Master of Science — a program which in the last ten years has 
served as a pattern for the revamping of other library school programs in the 
United States. Continuing programs which Dean White describes in his report 
as of major importance are those of strengthening the training of special li- 
brarians who serve children and young people, providing greater support for 
the program leading to the degree of Doctor of Library Science, and develop- 
ing a coherent program of research, surveys, and field service pertaining to 
problems currently faced by American librarians. 

Product of a Seminar 

Robert D. Leigh has edited a small but important volume published by the 
Columbia University Press under the title. Major Problems in the Education of 
Librarians, which resulted from a series of reports and discussions of his 
seminar in Education for Librarianship at the School of Library Service at 
Columbia in 1952i-53. His seven seminar members chose subjects which Professor 
Leigh considered to be the major, current problems in the field of education 
for librarianship, and he therefore suggested to some of them that if they 
wished to fashion the reports of LS 391 into a manuscript, perhaps a book, he 
would serve as editor and critic. 

Three of the seven who were able to continue their work into a second 
semester became the author-editors who undertook to revise, restate, and con- 
dense the original seminar reports in accordance with an outline drawn up by 
the group with Professor Leigh. These three, Lauretta G. McCusker, Kathlyn 
Johnson Moses, and Frances M. Pollard, are listed as the "Contributors" to 
the completed work. 

The "major problems" treated in the book are "Clinical Experience and 
Theory" (the question of practical versus theoretical training); "The Edu- 
cation of Special Librari ans; " " The Training of Village Librarians;" and "The 
Education of School and Children's Librarians." Professor Leigh himself served 
as joint author for the introductory chapter and for the concluding chapter, 
A General Program for the Education of Librarians. " An appendix containing 
suggested calendars for the two-year work and study plan proposed in the lat- 
ter chapter, and bibliographic notes and an index conclude the volume. 

September 24, 1954 143 

Bacon Foundation 

The Francis Bacon Foundation, Incorporated, founded by the late Walter C. 
Arensberg and his wife, has announced the opening of its offices and library in 
the Pashgian Building in Pasadena. The library, an "extensive collection of the 
works of Francis Bacon, related Elizabethan and Jacobean works, early cryp- 
tography and Rosicrucian items, as well as modern reference works, will be open 
for research and reference daily, Monday through Friday, from 9:30 to 4." 

12,000 Miles Long; 2756 Meters High 

Elsie Unterberg of the Acquisitions Department has recently returned from 
a 12,000-mile, three-month trip through western Europe, including Jugoslavia 
and Scandinavia. Of her experiences, she here reports a few which she feels 
might be of interest to the readers of the Librarian. 

"... Libraries, for example: The two oldest university libraries we visited 
were that of the University of Salamanca in Spain and the Bodleian Library of 
Oxford. The Library of the University of Salamanca (founded in the early 13th 
century) is famed for its extensive theological collection. The Bodleian Li- 
brary was founded in 1602 to restore library facilities to the University which 
had been without them for 50 years, the original, early 14th century library 
having been disbanded following the Reformation. 

"In Antwerp we spent an interesting morning in the PI antin-Mo retus Museum. 
is actually the house and printing shop of Christopher Plantin, renowned 16th 
century printer and 'Arch Typographer' of Phillip II of Spain. Here one can 
see a complete printing plant, used from 1576 to 1877, including its own found- 
ry, proofreading room, and press room, as well as many original paintings by 
Rubens, who illustrated books for the Moretuses, Plantin' s successors. 

"We made the usual, but nonetheless thrilling, pilgrimage to Stratford- 
on-Avon, and another to Stoke Poges Churchyard, where Gray's 'Elegy' was writ- 
ten; the beautiful country of the 'Lake Poets;' and Ayr, Kilmarnock and Dum- 
fries where Bobbie Burns was born, wrote and died. 

"The Unterbergs did not spend all of their time in 'academic pursuits.' 
They saw a bloody bullfight in Madrid, spent five nights in Parisian Left 
Bank cabarets, stood in line for two hours in heavy London rain just to see 
the crown jewels, drove over the highest mountain pass in the Alps (Stelvio 
Pass, 2756 meters high), attended the semi-finals (Austria vs. Germany) of the 
World's Soccer Championship in Basel. 

"Like all good American three-month visitors to Europe, we have several 
contributions to make to the endless list of generalizations about Europe: 

1) Italy has the best ice cream in Europe. 

2) Norway is the country with the most natural, unexploited beauty. 

3) Austrian Alps are as lovely as the Swiss Alps, at half the price. 

4) The English people are not cold — nor is their beer. 

5) The Danes eat well and look it. 

6) The Swedes eat little and look it. 

7) Spanish men are very attractive (Elsie's observation). 

8) Italian women are very attractive (husband's observation). 

UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office. 
Editor: Everett Moore. Assistant Editor: David W. Heron. Contributors 
to this issue: Margaret Neerhout, Elsie Unterberg, James Wylie. Drawing 
in Supplement by Evelyn Field. 

UCLA Librarian, September 24, 1954 


The New Library at Santa Barbara College 

made a fresh st 
moved from its 

Last month 
after the summe 
could be spared 
crates. A few 
ing completion 
collections now 
for, and they w 
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gh to pack them off 
lier, those books wh 
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ood many more volume 
ly be organized more 
teaching needs much 

For the second time this 
year we have seen within the 
University of California the com- 
pletion of a college library 
building designed to serve a 
unified and self-sufficient lib- 
eral arts program on its own 
campus. Last spring the library 
of the College of Letters and 
Science on the Riverside campus 
started its operation as part of 
an entirely new program of under- 
graduate instruction. This 
month at Santa Barbara the Col- 
lege Library — not a new one, 
but one already well -developed — 
ampus at Goleta, to which it has 

Barbara . * 
w building was completed, but only 
d ended and the active collections 
to Goleta in several hundred lemon 
ich had been kept in storage pend- 
o their proper positions; so the 
s than there was formerly space 

efficiently and conveniently but 
more adequately than before. 

Growth of the Library 

In his annual report to the Provost of Santa Barbar 
1953-54, Librarian Donald C. Davidson showed that during 
librarian the number of classified volumes in the librar 
37,590 to a total on June 30 of this year of 70,427, an 
The library now has six times as many bound periodicals 
tion having increased from 2,058 to 12,355. 

The question of whether the library will adhere to 
limiting its size to 150,000 volumes, in view of the Col 
year of a limited graduate program, is now under conside 
believes that an upward adjustment should raise the limi 
about 200,000 volumes. "This is not significant for fut 
says, "and could be handled within the space estimates f 
unit (and we shall be piling books on the floor in eight 
enrollment keeps below 3,500 students and the college pr 
undergraduate in character. 

Santa Barbara's enrollment this fall is expected to 
according to first reports from the registrar, 14 of the 
students . 

a College, for the year 

his seven years as 
y has increased from 
87.3 per cent net growth, 
as in 1947, its collec- 

its stated policy of 
lege's introduction this 
ration. Mr. Davidson 
t to not more than 
ure space needs," he 
or the library' s second 

years), provided the 
ogram remains primarily 

reach about 1700, and 
se will be graduate 

The Building 

"The idea," says Librarian Davidson, "underlying all the planning for the 
new library building of Santa Barbara College was easy and comfortable use by 
students and faculty. The open plan of the two-floor building brings its users 
quickly to subject reading areas. Here tables and chairs are right beside book 
shelves holding books, magazines, and other materials arranged in some ten 
broad subjects. 

•-4 note on nomenclature: A memo from the Librarian at UCSBC to the Librar- 
ian at UCLA says: " PLEASE — Santa Barbara College, or Santa Barbara campus — 
NOT Goleta campus." But the Post Office address is Goleta. 

UCLA Librarian, September 24, 1954 Supplement - 2 

In general, reference books are placed on these shelves, along with other 
materials, according to subject groupings. The student can therefore conven- 
iently inspect the variety of materials he needs, and will not suffer from the 
sometimes a^^kward separation of materials which is necessary m larger and more 

complex libraries. i r • i 

For the pliysical aspect of the Library, the architect, Chester L. Larjola, 
sought to create a restful atmosphere, so the colors of walls, book stacks, 
and furniture are quiet in tone. Abundant light is provided by the windows 
surrounding the reading areas and by fixtures recessed m the ceilings. A 
large patio opening off the main floor is to be equipped with tables and chairs 
for study, conversation, and smoking. Two decks are also provided for this 
purpose on the second floor. 

Among the special facilities in the Library are conference rooms for stu- 
dents and faculty, a classroom, a seminar room, four audio-visual rooms for 
individuals or groups of not more than four, a typing room, and a microfilm 
reading room. The College's Audio-Visual Service Center and the Wyles Collec- 
tion of Lincolniana are situated on the second floor of the Library. 

The building contains 42,000 square feet, and will seat more then 600 
students, about 500 of them in the subject reading areas. It is considered to 
be the first unit of a building which will ultimately be expanded to twice the 
present size. 

The Wyles Collection 

The College's special library of Lincolniana, the Wyles Collection, is now 
housed in a handsomely furnished room directly above the main entrance of the 
Library Building. One of the finest views of the lovely campus site can be had 
from its large windows. This comprehensive Civil War collection was given to 
the College by a long-time resident of Santa Barbara, William Wyles, who died 
in 1946. He left an endowment for the purchase of suitable additions to the 
collection. The well-known historian, Jay Monaghan, is now Consultant for the 
Wyles Collection. 

Development of the Campus 

The visitor to the new Santa Barbara campus will not yet see a finished 
or park-like setting, for development of the 405-acre site has just begun. 
Only the Library and the Science buildings, of the permanent structures being 
planned, have been completed. Among those permanent buildings which are under 
construction or scheduled for early construction, are a residence hall for 
women, a dining commons, and music and classroom buildings. Temporary build- 
ings, formerly used by the Marines when they were based here, are being used 
for all other functions during this period of major construction. 

The supervising architects for the campus, Pereira and Luckman, have 
worked out a master plan which will take full advantage of this extraordinary 
site. A visit to the campus will give one a view not only of a library of 
excellent design and admirable organization but of the first-stage development 
of what is destined to be one of the finest college campuses in America. 




Volume 8, Number 1 

October 8, 1954 

From the Librarian 

Under chairmanship of Professor Ivan Hinderaker (Political Science) the 
Library Committee met last week in my office. Several departmental alloca- 
tions were increased, new subscriptions were authorized, and approval was 
given to purchase of back files of sets and collections of American wit and 
humor, British "penny bloods," and 19th century English children's books. 
The Committee also includes Professors Alchian (Economics), Herrick (Astrono- 
my), Hooker (English), Gonzalez (Spanish), Ball (Zoology), Madden (Medicine), 
Hoijer (Anthropology), and Wooton (Education). 

Recent visitors to my office include Sisters Mary Regis and Lucille and 
Miss Louise Braxtor from the Library staff and faculty of Immaculate Heart 
College; Sukich Nimmanheminda, a civil engineer and regent of the University 
of Bangkok, who was shown the Oriental collection by Mr. Heron; John J. Lund, 
a member of the Library staff and instructor in Scandinavian languages in 
1936/37; and Professor Giles Greville Healey, executive secretary of the 
Institute of Navigation, who presented the Library with a large collection of 
works by and about Arthur Rimbaud, whose centenary on October 20th, will be 
observed in an exhibition arranged by Mr. Bellin. 



The resignation is announced of Robert E. Thomason, Librarian of the 
Institute of Industrial Relations, to accept a position as Acquisitions 
Librarian at the University of North Carolina, effective November 1. 
Mr. Thomason thus becomes the first UCLA staff member to succumb to the siren 
song of Andrew H. Horn. He joined the Acquisitions Department here in 1948, 
and in 1949 took over his present duties with the Institute, where he has de- 
veloped a strong library serving not only the Institute but also the School 
of Business Adminstration and the Department of Economics. His loss will be 
doubly felt because he takes with him his wife Dorothy, also a librarian, who 
has helped us out in the Reference Department from time to time. However, it 
is good to know that he goes to a challenging new position, and we wish him 

It is fortunate that we have in Paul Miles, now Assistant Government 
Publications Librarian, a person especially well suited for the responsibili- 
ties of the Institute of Industrial Relations Library. Mr. Miles has been a 
member of the Reference Department since 1950, working in both General Refer- 
ence and Government Publications. In 1952 he was called upon in an emergency 
to organize and supervise the transfer of materials from the main stack to 
the new Geology Library, so he has already had branch experience. In addi- 
tion to his degree in librari anship he holds an M. A. in History and has dem- 
onstrated a sure grasp of materials and issues in the social sciences. 

n UCLA Librarian 

Because of present plans for the expansion of the Physics Library and 
to meet growing demands for specialized service from faculty, students, and 
research scholars in the Physics Department, the position of Physics Librar- 
ian has been reclassified from Principal Library Assistant to Librarian-Z. 
Roslein Auf der Heide. who has been carrying increasingly heavy duties in 
the Physics Library will return to the Institute of Industrial Relations, 
and Mr. Scott Kennedy will become Physics Librarian. Mr. Kennedy, a graduate 
of the UC School of Librarianship, held the position of Technical Processes 
Librarian in the Biology Library on the Berkeley campus, from i^bU to 19^^; 
from there he moved to the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory as Catalog Sec- 
tion Leader, and from Los Alamos he comes to us. 


Harbison Parker. Professor of English on the Riverside Campus, visited 
the Department of Special Collections on September 17. r.crY\ 

Charles McNerney, Jr., member of the reference staff at the UNESCO 
Library in Paris, consulted with members of the Reference and Catalog Depart- 
ments on September 30 and October 4. 

John H. Schutz, Professor of American History at Whittier College, con- 
sulted files of the Virginia Gazette and the South Carolina Gazette, and the 
Jamaica manuscripts of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel, on 
September 30, in the Department of Special Collections. He is preparing a 
biography of William Shirley, 18th-century colonial governor. 

Miss Maude Chamber lin, of the Index Section, Los Angeles County Bureau 
of Public Assistance, toured the Library with Miss Humiston on September 18. 

Professor Albert Badr , of the School of Political and Economic Science 
of the Acade'mie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts, Beirut, Lebanon, visited the Li- 
brary with Professor Clinton Howard on September 30, and was shown around by 
Robert Fessenden. 

Mrs. Mary E. Murdoch, Librarian of the City of South Pasadena, with 
Miss Josephine Ho llingswor th and Mrs. Florence Way, members of her staff, and 
Miss Margaret Dredge, of London, met with Mr. Powell on September 22 and 
visited the Music Library in search of suggestions for the organization of a 
new South Pasadena record collection. Miss Hoi lingsworth recently retired 
after a number of years as head of the Municipal Reference Library of the 
Los Angeles Public Library. 

Staff Association Membership Campaign 

President Kenneth Wilson of the Library Staff Association, announces 
that the annual membership drive will begin on Monday, October 11. He hopes 
that every staff member will either join or renew his membership. Mr. Wilson 
points out that for 50 cents in annual dues anyone may participate in and 
benefit from the many activities of the Staff Association: interesting 
speakers, social events such as the picnic, coffee hour, and special events 
throughout the year. 

The purpose of the staff association, as set forth in its constitution, 
is " to advance the common interests and professional standards of its mem- 
bers; to encourage individual and professional development; to foster a 
spirit of cooperation and fellowship; and to further the objectives of the 
Library in the University program." 

On October 11, department and branch representatives will solicit new 
memberships. 100 per cent participation is the goal of this year's member- 
ship committee, composed of Florence Burton, Evelyn Fuston, Grace Hunt, 
Loa Keenan, Mary Nunn, Barbara Volcsko, and Robert A. Wier, and Ruth Doxsee, 

Recent Marriage 

Marjorie Thompson, of the Chemistry Library, was married on September 18 
to Mr. Lotfollah Mansouri, graduate student in psychology. 

October 8, 1954 3 

Remodeled Buildin g at Mills 

Mills College has announced that on last Sunday, October 3, its remodeled 
library building was to be rededicated and the new Albert M. Bender Room 
opened, in a program held in the College Library. 


Know Your Library," the annual orientation display now on view in the 
exhibition room, was prepared last year by Messrs. Fessenden and Bellin. The 
attractive panels present a concise visual explanation of the library's facili- 
ties and services, and, along with the tours recently concluded, are designed 
to familiarize new students with the variety of services offered by the 

Evolution of the Dust Jacket" is the subject of Mr. Bellin' s current 
showing in the foyer and second floor exhibit cases. (See the Librarian of 
August 27. ) 

Children's Literature on the Campus 

Following Mrs. Frances Clarke Sayers's talk to the staff last week, 
Mr. Powell expressed the hope that there would not be a sudden mass exodus of 
staff members into children's librari anship as a result of exposure to her 
charms. The occasion became not only one of telling about the development of 
the course in Children's Literature in the Department of English here, but of 
reminiscence about early days on the Vermont Avenue campus when Frances Clarke 
was librarian of the University Elementary School. Several staff members who 
could recall those times spoke impromptu about the far-off days before the 
southern campus was known as "UCLA." Professor Maj 1 Ewing brought the story 
down to date with his remarks on the establishment of English 118 under 
Mrs. Walker, who set the high standards of the course, and on the happy oppor- 
tunity the University has had this year to bring Mrs. Sayers here to teach the 

The main event of the afternoon was, of course, Mrs. Sayers's own talk. 
She spoke with enthusiasm of the chance she now has to help train competent 
librarians for this field, and of the recognition now given to the writing of 
literature for children. "If I had read nothing but children's books, as 
children's librarians are sometimes assumed to have done, " Mrs. Sayers said, 
"still I would know some of the most sophisticated authors and artists of our 
day. For instance, among those writing for The New Yorker I would have read 
E. B. White, James Thurber, William Maxwell, Phyllis McGinley and Ludwig 
Bemelmans, all of whom do books for children. I would be familiar with mythol- 
ogy, and with early sources of poetry and drama, I would know man's social his- 
tory, and a good deal of science, simply set down. " 

Library Represented at Historical Luncheon 

Wilbur Smith represented the library last Friday at the 16th Annual lunch- 
eon program of the First Century Families, at the Statler Hotel. Miss Mary Foy, 
ffrst Los Angeles City Librarian, presided The subject of the «P-^-^^J-^^„ 
the Palos Verdes Peninsula, its ranchos and early settlers. Mr. W. W nobinson. 
featured speaker for the occasion, historian of land development in southern 
California, discussed the pastoral period of the region. 

National Inventory of Labor Union Records 

Robert Thomason, Institute of Industrial Relations librarian was among 
a group of labor economists and historians who met with the editorial and re 
sefrch directors of the American Federation of Labor on September 25, to dis- 
cuss a projected national inventory of labor union records .fuch a published 
list of the proceedings, correspondence and other documents in the possession 
if thpAFl Internationa unions, state federations, and city central labor 
bodies w^li make more accessible to interested scholars the source material 
for stuS^ing Tabor's role in the historical and economic development of the 

4 UCLA Librarian 

United States. A resolution embodying the proposal was favorably considered 
by the AFL newspaper editors prior to the AFL National Convention, which was 
held in Los Angeles during the last week of September. Preliminary steps are 
now being taken to implement the measure. Also representing UCLA at the meet- 
ing were Irving Bernstein, of the Institute of Industrial Relations, and Pro- 
fessor Theodore Saloutos, of the History Department, and Paul Miles, of the 
Government Publications Room staff. 

Programs at Long Beach 

The College, University, and Research Libraries Section of the California 
Library Association will hold two meetings of particular interest to members 
of the UCLA Library staff during the forthcoming CLA Conference in Long Beach. 

Ardi s Lodge, chairman of the academic libraries' section, has announced 
that the afternoon session of October 13, devoted to college and university 
libraries' financial problems, will be moderated by Librarian Powell, and that 
speakers will be Raynard Swank, Librarian of Stanford, Richard Blanchard, Li- 
brarian on the Davis campus, Dean Luther J. Lee, of the Claremont Graduate 
School, and Professor Ivan Hinderaker, chairman of the Senate Library Commit- 
tee on this campus. 

The morning meeting of October 15 features reports from California li- 
brarians Donald Coney, Raynard Swank, Everett Moore, and Henry Madden, all re- 
turned within the last year from professional activities abroad. 

The luncheon following this session will hear Murari Lai Nagar, of UCLA's 
Acquisitions Department, on the subject of India's contribution to librarian- 
ship and his impressions of the United States. 

Details of other meetings of the CLA Conference are announced in the Oct- 
ober issue of the California Librarian. 

"Research in Progress" List 

The Graduate Reading Room, in cooperation with the Graduate Division, is 
assembling a card list of titles of graduate theses in preparation at UCLA. 

The list, made up of simple cards submitted by graduate students, is ex- 
pected to provide an up-to-date and central source of information for intra- 
and extramural use, and it is hoped that the first year's experience will pro- 
vide some ideas as to the feasibility of a published list. 

Santa Barbara P.L. Lectur es 

The Friends of the Santa Barbara Public Library have announced a series 
of lectures on "Recent Developments in Various Fields of Knowledge," pre- 
sented in cooperation with the Santa Barbara Public Library, Santa Barbara 

7 ?n' ^^L °^^^^ institutions, to be held in the Library on Monday evenings 
at 7:30. The first lecture was held on September 27, and the last will be on 
December 13. In addition to members of the College faculty, the list of 
speakers includes such distinguished figures as Professor Bneritus Fay-Cooper 
Cole of the University of Chicago, Professor Norman Foerster, formerly of the 
University of Iowa and Professors H. F. Bohlenblust and Jesse L. Greenstein, 
ot the California Institute of Technology. 

The Gamut 

Th /^^/fi*^"^ °J the newest library staff publication to come our way, 
The Gamut (issued monthly by the Staff Association of the University of Kansas 
Library), is Alec Ross. Head of the KU Acquisitions Department, and formerly 
a member of our Acquisitions Department. Among the items in this very agree- 
Krl^J ••'"^- A^'u^'' ^ ^r f, P^^^gf^Ph entitled "From the Office of the Li - 
nltllt a ■^''^ . ^ ''"^ ^-/^J ^"^^ ^" announcement of the appointment of 
nelSs^airoro^ram '"xh""^ Chancel lor ' s commi ttee on the American University 
Ga^ut on thi s nf r* / ^''-Westwood cell at Lawrence, Kansas thus runs the 
uamut on this occasion from through R to V. 

October 8, 1954 5 

Although we did not read it in this publication, there is recent news out 
of Lawrence about another former Uclan at KU, Earl Farley. His old friends 
here will be interested to hear that in acquiring a "superb centennial beard," 
Earl would "easily pass 75 years ago for a handsome young blood out for an 
evening at the music hall," Sounding slightly hurt over the state of affairs 
during the Kansas Centennial year, Robert Quinsey has observed that "as far 
as I know, mine is the only bona fide brush in a veritable forest. But I'm 
inconspicuous now." 

Nineteenth Century Periodicals Acquisition 

Students on the Pacific Coast who are interested in nineteenth-century 
English studies have long worked at a heavy disadvantage because adequate 
files of newspapers and periodicals have not been available. The broadening 
of educational opportunities in the early Victorian period led to such a tre- 
mendous development of the popular press that one is sometimes tempted to say 
that there is no more significant cultural phenomenon in the century. But 
those who have wanted to do research in the many aspects of English life and 
letters covered in the periodicals have had to go either to Eastern libraries 
or abroad. In recent years we at UCLA have made determined efforts to fill 
in some of the gaping holes in our periodical files, but this has heretofore 
proved at best slow work. Not only are good runs expensive but, except for 
a few of the commoner journals, difficult if not impossible to find. We are 
therefore most happy to have recently acquired from London a large and very 
fine collection of nineteenth century periodicals, some of them, in book- 
dealers' parlance, "excessively rare." 

It is obviously impossible to comment at any length on single titles, but 
some of the more notable long runs can be mentioned. In virtually every in- 
stance the run begins with volume one. There are 15 volumes of the early 
years of the Athenaeum; 29 volumes of Be Igravia, which contain many of the 
novels of Mary Elizabeth Braddon; 24 volumes of Bow Bells; 3 volumes of the 
Dark Blue, which contains important work by the Pre-Raphaeli tes; 24 volumes 
of the Examiner, edited by Dicken' s friend John Forster; 12 volumes of the 
Literary Gazette; 12 volumes of London Society; 10 volumes of Longman's 
Magazine , to which every great writer in the last decades of the century 
contributed; 29 volumes of the Metropolitan, which carried most of Marryat's 
novels; 72 volumes of the New Monthly Magazine; 19 volumes of Once a Week, 
including Meredith's Evan Harrington; 12 annotated numbers of the Oxford and 
Cambridge Magazine for 1856, an important outlet for Pre-Raphaelite musings; 
24 volumes of Sharpe's London Magazine; 23 volumes of Tinsley's Magazine, 
including Hardy's A Pair of Blue Eyes; 26 volumes of Vanity Fair, with the 
famous caricatures in color by "Spy," et al. There are also several interest- 
ing series of related material: a group of children's magazines and newspap- 
ers, a group of imitations of Punch, and a group of early twentieth-century 
" little magazines," with important work by Ezra Pound, T. S. Eliot, the 
Sitwells, et al. In the vast group of ephemera are several score of periodi- 
cals which are unrecorded in the Union List of Serials. Some of these are no 
doubt unique. One item which catches the eye is the first number of 5port, 
Law and Police, which contains an illustrated account of the trial of Oscar 
Wilde and which will be welcomed at the Clark Library. 

Among the many reasons which make appropriate the purchase of this col- 
lection by UCLA is the fact that most of it was assembled by Michael badleir 
(whose incomparable collection of nineteenth-century novels is probably the 
Library's most notable acquisition), and some of the rarer items have anno- 
tations in his hand. With the shelving of this rich and varied material, of 
which I have been able here to give only the sketchiest and most inadequate 
account, the possibilities of research at UaA in nineteenth-century subjects 

will be greatly enhanced. r. jr j a n *u 

■^ --Bradford A. Booth 

Late News - A son was born to the Norman Dudleys on Wednesday, the 6th. The 
boy's mother, Mimi Fine Dudley, was until recently a member of the Acquisi- 
tions Department. 

5 UCLA Librarian 

Rendered Harmless 

The clock in the Main Beading Room, which began about last May to show 
erratic tendencies, failed to respond to treatment, and before the end of 
Summer Session had become a menace to anyone unsuspecting enough to take it 
at its face value. It wasn't so bad if at noon the clock said 4:23. Con- 
sider, for example, the case of the professor who was ready to swear he had 
not had lunch yet, and certainly felt sheepish about having missed his 
2 o'clock lecture. His students would understand; but would his wife be 
amused that he hadn't shown up at the parking lot at 3:30? 

It was when the clock's hands happened to come around almost to the 
right time that the situation became more serious. Or if perhaps they were 
just an hour off. Thank God the clock's been fixed at last, says the 
healthy looking lad who's got to pass that exam at 11 if he's going to suit 
up on Saturday. At 10:50 he leaves the room, headed for Royce Hall, and he 
wonders idly as he descends the stairs why the chimes are playing now in- 
stead of at noon. Special rally I guess. 

Last week, after Buildings and Grounds had received a series of anony- 
mous calls, not very intelligible, but something about coming up and shoot- 
ing those hands off with my brother's Luger, they asked the folks at the 
Library if they knew what seemed to be eating someone. Oh, that must be the 
clock the Reference Department used to complain about. Did they think it 
was safe to go up there in broad daylight? They can't any more than lynch 
us, said B & G, and they sent up a couple of volunteers ("you there, and 
you") with a long ladder, to render the clock harmless. 

If the men were itching to be heroic they suffered a dismal letdown, 
for when one of them mounted the ladder while the other held, a feeble cheer 
went up from a few students sitting nearby, as the hands were swiftly re- 
moved from the gay old clock. Over in one corner a few grumbles were heard 
from a little group who suddenly realized that the pool they had been oper- 
ating for the best guess on the date the hands would start moving counter- 
clockwise was out the window. 

Is this the end of the story? We think not. The clock is still stum- 
bling along, though it tells nothing. One of these days the B & G men will 
come and put in a new mechanism (which they have been waiting for all this 
time) which will have it clicking off the hours and minutes with steady 
regularity. It is believed that at that time its hands will be put back on, 
and very gradually the confidence that people once had in this clock in its 
more sober days will be built up once again. 

The Mail Bag (Loved One Division) 

The Library of the "University of the City of Los Angeles" has received 
the following request for assistance in research: 

Dear Sir 

Please tell me where these actors are buried. I have written to 
Health Dept. they have no record. Can you Please help me out for my 
hobby. Mabel Van Buren Died 11-7-47, age 69. Played in Girl of the 
Golden West. also Richard Rober, Played in the Well. Died 2-6-52. 
1 9o%5- Finlayson Keyston Cop Died, oct 9-53. and Bonnie Earle Died 
i-Z6-bZ age 69. Played m Show who goes there want in my album, name 
Lemetary or Funeral Home. 

Yours truly 
Frank Headland. 
R D 5 Salem Ohio 

UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office 
Editor: Everett Moore. Asststar^t Editor: David W. Heron. Contribu 
to this issue: Pa<»p A^WcT-mc, n^„j* i a r> _ • / r^ ,. . _ ' 

>o hi; i..,; D .', ''"'^'»"' '■"'»'-.■ W. Heron. Contributor 

NOV 2 1954 


NOV 2 ^954 



Volume 8, Number 2 

October 22, 1954 

From the Librarian 

This has been British booksellers' week at UCLA, with two of our best 
London agents and friends on campus. Before his afternoon lecture I showed 
Bertram Rota the Clark Library, Bullock's lunch room, and the Main Library. 
On Wednesday Peter Murray Hill revisited the Clark after a six-year absence, 
lunched with me at the Zamorano Club, then participated in the Rimbaud cen- 
tennial ceremony in the foyer, with Professor Giles Greville Healey, Execu- 
tive Secretary of the Institute of Navigation, donor of the collection, and 
one of three American members of the Rimbaud Centenary Committee (the other 
two are Wallace Fowlie and Henry Miller). Today Mr. Murray Hill is with me 
at the Huntington Library. 

On Tuesday I spoke to the Faculty Women's Club on the first quarter- 
century of the Westwood campus, following a gracious introduction by 
Mrs. Everett Moore. My talk was called "Barley Fields, Buildings, and Books," 

I thought the CLA programs were unusually good, and was particularly 
pleased with the UCLA staff's participation and Professor Ivan Hinderaker's 
paper on the faculty's role in library economy. While in Long Beach I met 
with Messrs. Coney and Canton to prepare the agenda for next month's meeting 
of the Library Council on the Goleta -- pardon me, Santa Barbara Campus. 

From 1936 to 1944 Professor Sigurd B. Hustvedt shared with Curator Cora 
E. Sanders responsibility for book selection at the Clark Library, spending 
hours of his time carefully checking booksellers' catalogs. I know precisely 
how much is owed to him because all Clark cards came over my desk in the Ac- 
quisitions Department, where I gave them a final checking before orders were 
placed. Professor Hustvedt retired five years ago, and until shortly before 
his death had been working at the Clark on the Dryden project. The excel- 
lence of such collections as the Milton stand as monuments to his memory. 



The reclassification is announced of Mrs. Helen Louise Lamb, of the 
Catalog Department, from Senior Library Assistant to Principal Library Assist- 
ant, r J r L 

Mrs. Mary K. Jones, Senior Library Assistant, has transferred from the 
Institute of Industrial Relations Library to the Interlibrary Loans Section 
of the Reference Department. _ • . r- i n 

Evelyn Field has resigned as Senior Library Assistant in the Catalog Ue- 
partment to make her home in New York. 

Mrs. Garland Mittenthal, Senior Library Assistant and Theater Arts li- 
brarian, has resigned to move to Pasadena. 

Mrs. June Manners, Typist-Clerk in the Circulation Department has 
resigned to devote more time to her home. 

UCLA Librarian 

Visitors and Readers 

Miss Evelyn Huston, Supervising Government Documents Librarian of the 
California State Library, visited the Library on October 12 to discuss UC 
School of Librari anship alumni matters. 

On the same day Bichard H. Dillon, Librarian of the Sutro Branch of the 
State Library talked with Ralph Lyon in Special Collections about the journal 
of the Surprise Valley Mining Company. 

The Agriculture Library has a distinguished reader this year in the per- 
son of Professor Tyozaburo Tanaka of the Tokyo Agricultural University, Emer- 
itus Professor of Taihoku Imperial University, who is at UCLA under a Ful- 
bright grant. He is the world's leading authority on the taxonomy of citrus 
plants and has held many important posts, notably as head of the Citrus Experi- 
ment Station in Fukuoka. Upon his return to Japan he will head the Horticul- 
tural Department of Naniwa University, in Osaka Prefecture. Professor Tanaka 
is studying the systematic work in citrus fruits, at UCLA and Riverside, and 
is reviewing recent literature in the field of citrus research; and he is pre- 
paring a revision of Sturtevant ' s Notes on Edible Plants, originally published 
in 1919. He has presented the Library with a copy of his recent paper, 
" Species Problem in Citrus; a Critical Study of Wild and Cultivated Units of 
Citrus, Based Upon Field Studies in Their Native Homes" (Revisio Aurant lacearum, 
IX, 1954). 

Librarian Donald C. Davidson of UC, Santa Barbara, with John P. Johnson, 
Carl J. Wensrich, Claire Esche Ibach, and Frazer G. Poole, of his staff, visited 
the Library on October 15. 

Professors Andrew Rolle and Raymond Lindgren of Occidental College brought 
a group of their graduate students in history to the Library on October 16 to 
inspect resources of the Department of Special Collections. 

Exhibition of Rimbaud 


produce during his short career had an immediate and lasting effect on French 


plorer in North Africa, and served the French government in a diplomatic capac- 
ity during the establishment of the kingdom of Ethiopia. In 1891, at the age 
of 37, Rimbaud died at Marseilles without writing another line of poetry, nor, 
as far as is known, caring to do so. 

Mr. Giles GreviUe Healey, Executive Secretary of the University's Insti- 
tute of Navigation, first became interested in Rimbaud the explorer, then 

The editor of the Associated Students' Student Handbook for 1954-55 i; 

October 22, 1954 

Conferences in the Librarian's Offi 



Abbott Kaplan, Assistant Director of University Extension on the Los 
Angeles campus, met with Messrs. Powell and Gordon Williams and Miss Ackerman, 
and Miss Coryell, Miss Lodge, Mr. Heron, and Mr. Moore one day last week to 
discuss possible programs for in-service training for librarians and library 
assistants through University Extension. He was gathering information in 
preparation for his part in the program of the Library Development Committee, 
which Margaret Klausner of Stockton conducted on special programs of library 
education, during the CLA conference at Long Beach. 

The Student Library Committee of ASUCLA, under the chairmanship of Art 
Goldfarb, held its first meeting of the year last week with Mr. Heron, Library 
representative to the committee. For part of their meeting they met in the 
Librarian' s of fice, where Mr. Powell talked with them and reviewed the history 
of the committee and its contributions to student welfare in working out prob- 
lems with the Library administration. The final item on their agenda was a 
tour of the Library building. 

Miss Covington with Devi Dja 

Audree Covington, of the Music Library, will dance tonight with Devi Dj a 
and her Bali Java Dancers in their only southern California appearance, at 
the Wilshire Ebell Theater. She is being featured as "Hari" in the troupe's 
supporting company of 16. The dancers will be accompanied by their Indonesian 

Irving Pichel Collection 

The Theater Arts Library has just received a gift of books from Mrs. 
Violet Pichel in memory of her husband, the late Irving Pichel. It numbers 
about 500 volumes and is primarily a working collection in the field of thea- 
ter arts, covering a wide variety of subjects and including such important 
works as Lee Simonson' s Part of a Lifetime , Drawings and Designs, 1919-19^0 
and Margarete Bieber's Die Denkmdler zum Theaterwesen in Alter turn. Mr. Pichel, 
who was equally well-known as author, actor, and director, had been scheduled 
to become head of the Motion Picture Division of the Theater Arts Department 
this fall, in which he had taught for the past two years. 

Sheeler Exhibition on Campus 

Accompanying the beautiful Charles Sheeler retrospective exhibition now 
on view in the University Art Galleries is a handsome catalogue containing a 
foreword by William Carlos Williams, with essays by Dartlett Hayes, Jr., of 
the Phillips Academy of Andover, Massachusetts, and Professor Frederick S. 
Wight, Director of the UCLA Galleries. Mr. Wight's study is a most interest- 
ing statement on Sheeler' s place in American art, and is a valuable souvenir 
of the exhibition. 

The Sheeler Exhibition has been organized in cooperation with the M. H. 
DeYoung Museum of San Francisco, the Fort Worth Art Center, the Munson- 
Williams-Proctor Institute of Utica, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 
in Philadelphia, and the San Diego Fine Arts Gallery. This is its first show- 
ing. It continues through November 7. 

Early Los Angeles Librarian 

For the sake of correctness, our reference in the October 8 issue to Miss 
Mary Foy as "first Los Angeles public librarian" should have read something 
like "early Los Angeles public librarian." Her term of office was in the lat- 
ter years of the 80' s. The Public Library was formally established in 1878. 


UCLA Librarian 

Perspective for Librarians 

Recommended reading for librarians wishing to see their craft in histori 
cal perspective, for whatever consolation that offers (the problems change 
little over the centuries) is Gertrude Bone's Came to Oxford, (Oxford^ Basil 
Blackwell, 1953). The Circulation Department is epitomized in Chapter IX, 
"Moun Bien Mondain," in the caption: 

Mem. Not returned. June 24th, 1807. 

Nor as yet. October, 1808. 

And never to be returned (added at a later date) 

Obviously nothing has changed in the begging proclivities of librarians, 
vide this letter: 

a copy 
not the 

inomas Knoiie Citizen of London Grocer. 1443. 

hear that you regard our Ihiversity with favour and propose to gi 
ol Josephus Antiquities! This is a happy thought, for we posse 

book; --" --~^--J -r !-_:_„ ,_ „-.4..„k„ u„„j. „„j k^iJ^„ .,„, 

To Mr, Thomas Knoll e 

We hear that vou reeard our Ihiversitv with favour and propose to give 

and now instead of being in private hands and holden under 
a bushel, it will be raised aloft to give light to all - "' ' '' l.ij 

of God. Doubtless the beatific vision will b 
actions have strengthened the faith, and in 
your welfare here and hereafter. 


to all in the household 
e the reward of those whose 
the meantime we shall pray for 

The volume is lavishly illustrated with drawings and is written with grace 
and love, according to our spotter. 

ARL Minutes 

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which are availabl 

ecently received copies of the minutes of the 43rd meeting 

of Research Libraries held at Minneapolis on June 20. Some 
atters considered at this meeting were progress of the "Farm- 
cooperative acquisition of foreign books), plans for a forth- 
rence with the Association of American Universities on library 
cooperative access to newspapers, a report on the Union List 
e Louisville Public Library's project for microcarding items 

oted at this meeting that its minutes should no longer be con- 
al, and that they be made available to the library profession, 
o stock of the backfile of the minutes, microfilm and micro- 
he meetings from the 1st (1932) through the 42nd (February 
epared and will be made available for sale. An index to the 
is now being prepared. 

has a complete set of the original issues of the minutes, 
e for use by staff members, in the Librarian's Office. 

Staff Association Orientation Program 

The Library Staff Association presented an orientation program yesterday 
afternoon in the Staff Room for all members of the staff appointed since Octo- 
ber, 1953. Mr. Powell was the principal speaker, and refreshments were served, 

During the coming week the Association will supplement this program with 
tours through the Library, daily from Monday through Friday, on the following 
schedule: 8:30 - 9:00, Acquisitions; 9:00 - 9:30, Catalog; 9:45 - 10:30, Cir- 
culation; 10:30 - 11:30, Reference; 11:30 - 12:00, Special Collections. Sign- 
up sheets have been distributed to all departments. 

Life is Richer in Oklahoma "^^^^..^^i"^}]; S'^^tt became Head of Acquisitions and Cataloging in lieu of 
replacing Miss Tyty Mayes, Head of the Catalog Department, who had resigned 
to enjoy her oil wells. ° 

---from the University of Oklahoma Libraries Annual Report, 1953/54. 

UCLA Librarian \\ 

Biomedical Goes South 

Biomedical has moved. This magnificent and long awaited news has final- 
ly come over the wire, and expresses only mildly the feelings of pleasure and 
relief felt by Louise Darling and her hard-working and long-suffering staff. 

The relocated library will open its doors on Tuesday, October 26. 

Using book trucks, most of them borrowed from the Circulation Department, 
Buildings and Grounds hauled approximately 25,000 volumes out of the Adminis- 
tration Building attic, and 20,000 volumes from room 32 in the Main Library. 
5,000 volumes more are to be transported from the Reading Room on Monday and 
complete unification of the Biomedical collection will then lack only the 
integration of the Biology Library, about the first of the year. 

Robert Lewis, Biomedical Reference Librarian, and Bob Juel, student 
assistant, engineered the mass move. For the first time on campus book trucks 
were used to transport a collection between buildings. Inner tubes, sliced 
and stretched around the trucks, helped hold the books in place in transit. 
Labeled with row and section numbers corresponding to their new location, the 
volumes were kept in good order, the several collections needing only to be 
inter-shel ved. 

Miss Darling was happy to announce that complete cessation of public serv- 
ice would last only one day -- i.e., Monday, the 25th, when the Reading Room 
will be moved. Necessarily, however, certain parts of the collection have been 
inaccessible during the entire transfer. Movement of the 45,000 volumes plus 
unbound sets, supplies, and equipment, actually took only four and one-half 
days . 

Millenium Is About Here 

Having reported the facts as we knew them (in the UCLA Librarian, Sep- 
tember 24) concerning the alleged difficulty one of our correspondents had in 
using one of our faculty library cards at the University of British Columbia 
Library , we sat back and awaited developments in this international inc ident . 
Last week we heard directly from the Univers ity Librarian who assertedly would 
not permit the use of said card in his prec inc t s : 

"Like most untoward incidents," writes Neal Harlow, "which disturb univ- 
versal equanimity, the charge that a UCLA Library Card was not accepted at face 
value at the University of British Columbia was first announced in the papers. 
And like most newspaper stories, it may be a much exaggerated account, perhaps 
untrue at the outset, and grossly emended, distended, and brought to no good 
end in retelling. If the reputed member of UBC s faculty had really brought 
Debby's passport to me, not only would it have been received at full value but 
it would have been exchanged at par with the Canadian brand, which you must 
know by now is always worth a few cents more. 

"I am so taken by your spirit of cooperation that I enclose not one but 
two Faculty Library Cards of the brand mentioned which will indubitably be 
good for reciprocal rights at Los Angeles 24. The international exchange rate 
being what it is, you might at least embrace or buss the bearer upon presenta- 
tion of this specie to compensate for the margin in his favor. 

"I trust also that you will use the strength of your widely read and edi- 
torialized press to urge upon UNESCO the institution of an International Com- 
mission on Universal Open Stack Entry to rescue for humanity the inalienable 
rights of all to free access everywhere. It may be we can embrace even such 
remote un-Pacific peoples as the Laurentian Kansans and the Nord Carolingians. 

"Unity, Verity, and Accessibility! " 

Noah and Judith 

We held the presses for an hour or so two weeks ago, when the last issue 
of the Librarian was ready to roll, hoping that we could announce the births 
of two babies and not just one. The Dudley youngster made it, but we didn't 
get his name into type. It is Noah. The Fessendens' baby girl, whom we had 
hoped to hear from that day, was born late on Thursday evening, the 7th. Her 
name, we learned immediately, in good time for this issue, is Judith. 


October 22, 1954 

CLA at Work 

Last week's annual conference of the California Library Association held 
at Long Beach was attended in whole or in part by quite a large proportion of 
the UCLA Library staff. Our reporters have not attempted comprehensive cov- 
erage of the conference. This will presently be provided in the official 
Summary Report which is now being compiled from the notes prepared by the 
CLA' s staff of special reporters (among whom was David Heron from our staff). 
Meetings of particular interest to our staff have been selected for comment 

General Sessions . Following President Edwin Castagna's opening of the 
conference, and Mayor George M. Vermillion's official greetings from the city of 
Long Beach ("The sun will be out later this morning ..."), the first princi- 
pal speaker of the week, Arthur F. Corey, Executive Secretary of the Califor- 
nia Teachers Association, discussed aspects of the political process which he 
advised librarians to be ever conscious of if they are to advance the import- 
ant objectives of their profession. Speaking from his experience as adminis- 
trator for this influential body of teachers, Mr. Corey spoke brilliantly of 
the necessity for maintaining high ethical standards and for promoting library 
interests through unified organizational work at all governmental levels. 

A panel of section representatives, led by Mr. Powell, who spoke for Col- 
lege, University, and Research Libraries, and including Rosemary E. Livsey 
(Library Work with Boys and Girls), Harold L. Hamill (Public Libraries), and 
Mrs. Norma Yocum (Trustees) then discussed the application of Mr. Corey's 
remarks to political, financial, and managerial problems faced by librarians 
in these various fields. 

Professor Frank C. Baxter, of USC, was tlie speaker for the second Gener- 
al Session, and did not disappoint his listeners who had built up great ex- 
pectations on the basis of his notable performances on TV. Mr. Baxter ranged 
widely over the world of books and ideas and gave a spirited account of the 
progress being made by cultural television, even against the powerful drag of 
conformity. He was not shy about saying that librarians are among his favor- 
ite people -- and he lovingly warned them that he hopes to increase their 
troubles by sending his TV audiences to them in droves to read the books he 
intends to name and to list in his bibliographies. 

Preceding the address at second General Session, the CLA membership were 
asked to approve the draft of a newly revised Constitution and By Laws. After 
presentation of the proposed changes by John D. Henderson, chairman of the 
Constitutional Revision Committee, approval was voted unanimously. 

The third and concluding General Session was featured by a masterful sum- 
ming up by John E. Smith of Santa Barbara of the many meetings, committee de- 
liberations, discussion groups, panels, and other assorted activities of the 
week. He succeeded in revealing a pattern in what had sometimes seemed like 
only a patchwork of meeting after meeting, and he showed where progress had 
been made or where work remained to be done. 

Three resolutions were presented to the membership for approval, and all 
three were approved unanimously. One was addressed to the Assembly Sub-Com- 
mittee on Library Problems and recommends necessary action for strengthening 
the State s program for public library services. The other two, presented 

f lu a,"a. n^""^! Freedom Committee, called first, for endorsement by CLA 
ot the ALA s Freedom to Read" statement, and second, for an expression of 
commendation by aA for the successful action of the Marin County schools 
administration in resisting efforts at censorship of library books. 

• ^^'^T ^,°n ^''^l*^^ *^^ closed by this meeting with an address by the in- 
coming CLA President, Carma R. Zimmerman. 

^f , .The Coulter Lecture At the banquet meeting sponsored by the UC School 
of Librarianship Alumni Association, Professor Hubert C. Herring of the 

Flf^hT r w""'D^'i°°^ ^'^! '^^ ''^^''^ ^"""^1 l^^t"^« in honor of Miss 
Edith M. Coulter, Professor of Librarianship, Emeritus, on the Berkeley cam- 

?h!"affLr, nf wL'^'' r '" ^^'! country refrain from being preoccupied with 

Jn^L,;! UK "u ^"'■"^^ ^""^ ^"^^"^ ^"'^ ^^^^ « good look at our Latin 
American neighbors," he said. He observed that one reason for this lack of 

UCLA Librarian 13 

knowledge was the widespread reception of exotic books about the countries of 
Latin America which contain little but "unimportant trash." He reviewed the 
wealth of valuable material on these countries, much of it of earlier vintage, 
which is still available to readers today, and reminded librarians of their 
obligation to stock these materials in their libraries. The chairman of the 
dinner meeting was Evelyn Huston, president of the Alumni Association. 

Meetings of QIRLS . The College, University, and Research Libraries 
Section, under the chairmanship of Ardis Lodge, held a meeting on Wednesday 
afternoon which treated the problem of library finances, and to a lesser ex- 
tent, the negative influence of John C. Millett's Financ ing Higher Education , 
in which the author reports an unfavorable relationship between librarians 
and university administrators. Librarian Powell led the panel discussion, 
Raynard Swank, Director of Libraries at Stanford, detailed some of the rea- 
sons for library size and expenditures, relating them to the demands of re- 
search and scholarship, which he described as "both infinite and inconclusive" 
expressed in the uses of and demands upon the library. 

J. Richard Blanchard, Librarian on the Davis Campus, discussed the size 
of college libraries, which he concluded, depends on such local factors as 
curriculum, faculty research, and the introduction of graduate studies. 

Dean Luther Lee of the Claremont Graduate School discussed the problems 
of university administrators as they influence his attitudes toward the li- 
brary. He answered the question "Are librarians economy-minded?" affirma- 
tively, "through necessity," noting however that they are usually responsible 
for justifying increases. 

Professor Ivan Hinderaker, of the UCLA Political Science department rep- 
resented the faculty point of view toward library finance. He observed that 
the faculty is quite properly the least economy-minded member of the univer- 
sity family, and that it is the most effective departments which exert the 
greatest pressure for acquisition of new books. Between them and the budg- 
etary restraint of the administration stands the library, and he advocated 
close cooperation between faculty and librarians in limiting unnecessary ex- 
penditure and promoting adequate library support. 

At the second session of CURLS four California librarians reported on 
their experiences abroad within the last year. Raynard Swank reported on 
four months as an advisor to the University of the Philippines in the recon- 
struction of their library, completely destroyed by the war, on the progress 
made by Librarian Gabriel IBernardo since 1945, and on his recommendations 
toward the organization of the collection and its designation as the nation- 
al library of the Philippines. 

Everett Moore reviewed his year in Japan, where he and Mrs, Moore 
taught at the Japan Library School at Keio University, which was supported 
first by the occupation government and the ALA, and now independently oper- 
ated by Keio, with the assistance of the Rockefeller Foundation and ALA, 
under the continuing directorship of Robert L. Gitler. He cited some of the 
School's remarkable accomplishments, and described its transition from 
"official" status to its integration into the Japanese university and library 

Donald Coney recalled his five weeks' goodwill tour of Germany under 
German government auspices, and discussed his fondly recollected biblio- 
graphical, geographical, and gustatory experiences in the Western Sector. 
He noted the considerable effect of the Amerika Hduser on German public li- 
brarianship, the lack of uniform standards for the organization of research 
libraries, and the excellent development of interlibrary cooperation. 

Henry Madden of Fresno State College spoke of his Fulbright year m 
Vienna, where he was assigned to the Austrian National Library. He recounted 
the library's long and distinguished history, its magnificent collections of 
manuscripts and incunabula, the technical problems still to be overcome, and 
the high level of scholarly accomplishment among Austrian librarians. 

14 October 22, 1954 

At the luncheon following the morning session, Shastri Murari Lai Nagar, 
of our Acquisitions Department, disciple and former associate of the Indian 
librarian, S. R. Ranganathan, discussed with wit and charm the contributions 
India has made to international librarianship , citing particularly the basic 
principles of Ranganathan' s philosophy, and complimenting American librarians 
on their adherence to these principles. Mr. Nagar opened and closed his re- 
marks by chanting Sanskrit prayers. 

Catalogers' Meeting 

The Los Angeles Regional Group of Catalogers held its fall meeting at 
Long Beach on the afternoon of October 14, in conjunction with the CLA Confer- 

The assembly formed into groups according to particular interests, and 
after a brief introductory statement by Program Chairman Helen More, discussed 
various aspects of the proposed statement of principles for catalog code re- 
vision: the catalog as a finding list; economies in the catalog and reference 
needs; code revision and re-cataloging; and application of the proposed code 
to author and title entries only. After an hour's discussion, the assembly 
convened for a business meeting and for brief reports from the recorders. A 
summary report will be sent to the Division of Cataloging and Classification, 
for publication in its Journal. 

Rudolf Engelbarts served as a leader of one of the discussion groups, and 
Robert Paris as recorder of another. Mate McCurdy served as reserve leader. 
A large representation from the UCLA Library Catalog Department took part in 
the discussions. 

Miss More and her committee (Dorothy Wells, Sumiko Tsusaki, Hiawatha 
Smith, and Michele Gelperin) made the arrangements for this interesting and 
smoothly-run meeting. 

Exhibit on Intellectual Freed 


The three-panel exhibit sponsored by the Intellectual Freedom Committee 
of the CLA at the Conference in Long Beach was designed and prepared by 
Robert Fessenden of the Reference Department. Included in the exhibit were 
clippings about recent attempts at censorship, with full documentation on the 
Marin County case. Recently enunciated statements of the principle of freedom 
to read were also featured. The exhibit is now being shown in the Library 

FH.tnrV'''' is/ss"ed every other Friday by the Librarian's Office. 

f^ .^U„ D "rr* "^"'i'fr' Editor: David W. Heron. Contributors to 
Victoi ohannL'^' Ackerman WiUxam W. Bellin, Ruth Doxsee, Anthony Greco, 
Johanna FT«fl"' T ^^^nson Betty Rosenberg. Helene E. Schimansky, 
Johanna E. Tallman, Florence Williams, James Wylie. 

NOV 1 •? ^^^' Z-^* 


Volume 8, Number 3 

November 5, 1954 

From the Librarian 

Albuquerque. The Southwestern Library Association (Louisiana, Arkansas, 
Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona) opened its biennial conference here on 
Wednesday. This Californian gained admittance disguised in the presidential 
robes of the Bibliographical Society of America, and has been enjoying a 
variety of sessions, including a luncheon address by L. Quincy Mumford and a 
showing of the documentary film of northern New Mexico sheepherding called 
"And Now Miguel." Wednesday night I was on an authors' Round Table chaired 
by my old friend T. M. Pearce, head of the University of New Mexico's Eng- 
lish department, my assignment being to recall some old-time Southwest 
librarians, notably Giarles F. Lummis. Last night I addressed a general 
session on "Books Determine'' as a curtain-raiser to photographer Laura 
Gilpin's documentary lecture, "The Eternal Navajo." 

This i s my first SWLA Conference. I like these regional meetings, simi- 
lar in size to our own CLA conferences, and those of the PNLA which I have 
had the good fortune to attend several times. 


Personnel News 

Tess Shinnachi has joined the staff of the Catalog Department as a Typist- 
Clerk. Miss Shinmachi attended UCLA and was formerly employed in the Home 
Economics Department. 

Mrs. Hoyt d, Dodson, Senior Library Assistant in the Geology Library, has 
resigned to accept a position nearer her home. 

In the Reference Department, Robert Fessenden has been assigned to the 
Government Publications Room to fill the position left vacant by Paul Miles' a 
transfer to the Institute of Industrial Relations. Herbert Ahn, formerly of 
the Acquisitions Department, will temporarily fill Mr, Fessenden' s position 
in the General Reference and Bibliography Section. 


John Trevennen, Jr., serials librarian of Long Beach State College, has 
visited the Library several times in recent weeks to confer with Ralph Lyon, 
and on October 26 visited Gladys Coryell in the Education Library. 

Mrs. Margot B. MacDonald, Assistant Librarian in charge of the Public 
Service Department, Mrs. Prudence Lynas, Circulation Librarian, and Robert 
Teare. Assistant Librarian in charge of the Joint Technical Department of the 
Honnold Library of Claremont College, came to the Library on October 26 to confer 
with Misses Gray, King, and Knight, and Mr. Thomas. . , , r^ r 

Also on October 26, R. B. Honeyman, of Pasadena, visited the Department ot 
Special Collections. 

16 UCLA Librarian 

George B. Brown, of the publications procurement program of the Depart- 
ment of State, formerly Head of the Acquisition Department of the University 
of Illinois Library, visited the campus between planes on October 22 while 
en route to Tokyo for a 30-day tour of duty. He talked with Mr, Heron and 
several former colleagues at Illinois, Mrs. Harrant, Mr. Moore, and Mr. 

On October 28 Dr. Hasan Soahby, Dr. Kamal El-Mallakh, and Dr. Zakaria 
Goneim, distinguished Egyptian archaeologists, accompanied by Mr. Muhammed 
Brian and Professors Clinton Howard and Richard RudolpK, and Hassan I. Rassan, 
called at the Library during their visit to the campus. They are making a good- 
will tour of the United States under the auspices of the Egyptian government. 

ARL at Monticello (111.) 

Gordon Williams and Professor Ivan Hinderaker, Chairman of the Library 
Committee attended the Monticello Conference, last week-end, which was 
sponsored by the Association of Research Libraries. The meeting, called to 
consider the financial problems of university libraries, was held at Aller- 
ton House, formerly a private estate, now belonging to the University of 
Illinois, located just outside Monticello, Illinois, and about 25 miles 
from Urbana, 

Nearly every institution represented in ARL sent not only its librarian, 
but also a member of the faculty, dean of the graduate school, or university 
president. The Conference, Mr. Williams suggests, may be a milestone marking 
a period of increased understanding by university administrators, faculty, and 
librarians, of each others problems, and of closer cooperation in the develop- 
ment of university plans and programs. 

Fourteen papers were read (these will be printed in the April issue of 
Library Trends) and discussion followed at each of the five meetings. From the 
Conference a recommendation will go to the Association of American Universities 
asking them to study the problems raised; this recommendation will also include 
suggestions for possible approaches to their solution. 

It appears from the Conference that library economies are most likely to be 
found by investigation of the following: 1) acquisition policies, including 
institutional cooperation and specialization; 2) cataloging philosophy; 
i) library services to readers ; and 4) storage libraries, both individual and 
cooperati ve. 

Proceedings of the Acquisitions Panel 

Papers presented on the panel discussion of last November 23 on "Acqui- 
sitions Policies and Interests of the UCLA Library" have been issued in 
mimeograph form as Occasional Papers Number 1. by the University Library. 
Included are Chancellor Raymond B. Allen's introductory remarks and papers 
by Andrew H. Horn and Gordon R. Williams, Professors Hugh T. Swedenberg, 
Gibson A. Danes, and Thomas R. Jacobs, and Dean Llewellyn M. K. Boelter. In 
his Preface, Mr. Powell remarks that in this discussion which was held as 
part of the celebration of the acquisition of the millionth volume "an attempt 
was made to assess some of the strengths and weaknesses of this young univer- 
sity library. In choosing the faculty participants in the fields of the 
humanities and arts, sciences and engineering, the social sciences were pur- 
posely omitted because of a similar panel discussion held earlier on govern- 
ment publications in this field." 

SLA Meeting 

Gretchen Little, Chief Librarian of the Atlas Powder Company, Wilming- 
ton, Delaware, and President of the Special Libraries Association, will be 
guest of honor at the Southern California Chapter's dinner meeting on Novem- 
ber 9 in the Linnard Room of the Green Hotel, Pasadena. Those not planning 
M- L^Jtl ^"^ invited to come to the Green Hotel at 8 p.m. to hear 

November 5, 1954 17 

Initial Rites at the Biomedical Library 

The Biomedical Library, after a brief suspension of public service, held 
informal opening ceremonies in its new quarters in the partially completed 
Medical Center on Tuesday, October 26, at 1 p.m. Guests of honor at this ini- 
tial rite were Dr. Joseph Ross, Associate Dean of the Medical School, Professor 
Theodore Jahn, Qiairman of the Department of Zoology, Librarian Powell, Vernon 
Barker, representing the Office of Architects and Engineers, Robert Hollis, 
President of the Senior Class of the Medical School, and Fred Smith, President 
of the Medical Students' Association. More formal dedicatory ceremonies will 
be held when the Schools of Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing and the Depart- 
ments of Zoology and Bacteriology are fully established in their new buildings. 

Messrs. Hollis and Smith were the key participants in the opening ceremony 
of withdrawing the first books from the library in its permanent quarters. The 
two books, chosen to represent the best in the professional literature of medi- 
cine, were recent editions of Sir Thomas Browne's Religio Medici and Daniel 
Drake's Prac tical Essays in Medical Education. 

Although the new library is not yet fully equipped, the staff has resumed 
full service. Its collection is, of course, greatly enlarged by the addition 
of the some 45,000 volumes formerly stored in the Main Library Building and the 
Administration Building. This week the Catalog Department began to file author 
cards for Biomedical Library books in the Main University Library catalog. The 
present Biology Library's collection, now in the Physics-Biology Building, will 
not be incorporated in the new Biomedical Library until early next year when the 
Zoology and Bacteriology Departments move to their new quarters. 

Books and Publishing Lecture Series 

Last year the School of Library Science of Simmons College initiated a 
series of lectures entitled "Books and Publishing Lectures Series," and the 
first volume of the published papers has just appeared. The lecturers and sub- 
jects for th^ first series were James T. Babb, Librarian of Yale University, 

The Future of the Research Library and the Book Collector"; Jacob Blanck, edi- 
tor and author, "A Twentieth-Century Look at Nineteenth-Century Children's 
Books" (he was introduced by Mr. Powell); and Howard Mumford Jones, Professor 
of English at Harvard, "Freedom and Commercial Success in Publishing." Kenneth 
R. Shaffer, Director of the Simmons Library School, remarks in his preface to 
the volume on the appropriateness of such a lecture series in Boston, which 
with its Public Library, the Athenaeum, and its many university and college and 
special libraries is one of the richest library centers in the world. 

A Choic e Item on Printing in China 

A Chinese Printing Manual, originally compiled and printed in the years 
1773 to 1777, has been translated from the Chinese and issued with notes and 
introduction by Professor Richard C. Rudolph for members of the Zamorano Club. 
It has been printed in a handsome edition of 100 copies designed by Ward Ritchie 
and produced by Anderson, Ritchie and Simon, in Los Angeles. The little work 
is an illustrated manual on the manufacture and use of moveable wooden type, 
compiled, as Mr. Rudolph notes in his preface, "by a certain Chin Chien who was 
appointed Superintendent of the Imperial Printing Office in 1773 -- sixty-one 
years before Agustin Juan Vicente Zamorano set up the first printing press in 
California." Though it is an important document in the history of Chinese 
printing, the manual was given its first English translation in 1951 after 
Mr. Rudolph had lectured on it before the Zamorano Club. The illustrations 
from the original moveable type edition of the Manual are reproduced in collo- 
type in this edition. 

Some Noteworthy Reports 

Among interesting annual and biennial reports recently received by the 
Library are those of the University of Arizona, the University of New Mexico, 
and Oregon State College libraries, and the report of the University of Califor- 
nia School of Librari anship. 


UCLA Librarian 

Librarian Fleming Bennett of the University of Arizona reports publica- 
tion of the first volume of the Index to Arizona News in the Arizona Daily Star, 
which Donald M. Powell and Mrs. Lutie L. Higley of the Reference Department con- 
tinue to prepare; that the Library has become a member of the Bibliographical 
Center for Research, in Denver; and that the Grand Canyon State has finally out- 
bid Iowa for its binding account. 

David Otis Kelley, Librarian of the University of New Mexico, reports for 
the past biennium the establishment of a photographic laboratory, the compila- 
tion of an extensive bibliography for New Mexico, a Guide to the Colorful State 
(American Guide Series, new ed. , Hastings and University of New Mexico Press, 
1954), the need for additional personnel, particularly in an understaffed ac- 
quisitions department, and long-range plans for a college library comparable to 
the Lamont Library at Harvard in its relationship to the present institution. 

Librarian William H. Carlson of Oregon State College reports a crucial bi- 
ennium during which the College was able to withstand attempts to bring part of 
his staff under the state civil service system, and to impose other restrictions 
which he showed would have proved uneconomical. The State College is currently 
presenting a fortnightly radio program, but it is reported that six record play- 
ers have been removed from the Library's Beaver Book Room because of distraction 
to readers. Librarian Carlson reports a serious shortage of space, which cannot 
but arouse a sympathetic response in Westwood. 

Dean J. Periam Danton of the School of Librari anship at Berkeley reports 
that a record number of 70 students completed the first-year curriculum last 
year, to receive the B.L.S. degree. Dean Danton reports the approval by the 
Graduate Council and Representative Assembly of Ph.D. and Doctor of Library Sci- 
ence programs, and proposes that the School reward its graduates with masters' 
rather than bachelors' degrees at the end of the first year, since Berkeley is 
one of only two schools which have not as yet upgraded their first-year diplomas. 
He notes that "the continuing great shortage of professional librarians and the 
striking opportunities for advancement in the field make it certain that the 
demand upon this School, as upon the other major ones in the country, will con- 
tinue at a high level." 

Tribute to a Librarian 

Amy Loveman wrote a tribute to 
New York Public Library, who died o 
October 30, observing that New York 
suffered a grievous loss. Miss Lov 
libraries -- "an enthusiasm which h 
with him" -- and also that under hi 
were introduced, salaries were incr 
enhanced. "But above all else," sh 
library an essential obligation of 
mittees of men and women who put th 
ardor. He made it, as never before 

the late Ralph A. Beals, Director of the 
n October 14, in the Saturday Review for 

City and the library world in general have 
eman noted Mr.Beals's passion for books and 
e communicated to all who came into contact 
s administration new techniques of science 
eased, and collections were increased and 
e wrote, "Mr. Beals succeeded in making the 
citizenship, enlisting in its behalf com- 
e weight of their efforts behind his own 
, an integral part of the life of the city." 

New SLA Directory Announced 

The Southern California Chapter of the Special Libraries Association has 
announced that it will publish a Directory of Special Libraries and Librarians 
early in 1955, which will show subject coverage of technical libraries in this 
region. Listings will not be limited to Association members, for as the SLA 
points out, many industrial libraries have developed in southern California in 
recent years without knowledge of the Association and its work. There is no 
charge for listing in the directory, and each listed library may purchase one 
copy at a discount. John O'Farrell, 1206 South Ventura Road, Oxnard, is re- 
ceiving completed information forms up to December 15. 

November 5, 1954 j^g 


We have noticed that up beyond the Tehachapis a friendly discussion has 
been going on between IX: in the CU News and W. B. R. in the Stanford Library 
Bulletiri over just what Wallace Stegner wanted his readers to summon up in 
their minds when he remarked on the assistance given him by librarians in the 
preparation of his recently published book, Beyond the Hundredth Meridian. 
"Among librarians," Mr. Stegner wrote in his author's note, "I have yet to 
find a surly or unhelpful individual. I think librarians will inherit the 

Recollecting that it was one of the Beatitudes as reported in the Book of 
Matthew (5:5), which asserted that it is "the meek" who shall inherit the 
earth, DC explored the connotations of the word "meek," in an effort to arrive 
at just what it is that Stegner thinks will get librarians such a handsome in- 
heritance. The Oxford dictionary, he observed, explains that the Christian 
virtue of meekness connotes "freedom from haughtiness and self-will; piously 
humble and submissive; patient and unresentful under injury and reproach." 
Not only are these Christian virtues, allows DC, but "surely they are required 
of all librarians, especially those who wrestle the complexities of books and 
the intractabilities of human nature." 

But, DC says, later translators of the Book of Matthew have not been con- 
tent with the "meek" of the King James version, and so we have Moffatt's "hum- 
ble," and Goodspeed's "humble-minded," and Basic English's "gentle" as examples 
of efforts to translate the concept into one that will mean today what the 
original speaker meant. 

Down Stanford way, W.B.R. was not satisfied with these suggestions -- not 
at all. "Librarians will not get very far towards their inheritance," said he, 
"if these are to be their prime qualities, nor are they, says the author, for 
the French translation of the phrase -- and who are more exact than the French?, 
and Wally grew up in the province of a French prime minister -- is that the 
debonair will be the inheritors. Benis soient les dSbonnaire s they used to say 
in Saskatchewan, and it is much better to be debonair than meek, and to accept 
the compliment with a bow." 

Concurrently, DC also took note of the French view of the matter, and ob- 
served that the Martin translation of the Holy Bible reads: "Bienheureux sont 
les debonnaires; car ils heriteront la terre." Spiers' French dictionary, he 
notes further, gives an English translation of dSbonnaire as "compliant" or 
"easy," and of debonnairete as "good humor." [Heath, we see, gives "good-natured," 
"easy-tempered," as well as "meek," "mild," "soft."] 

After this display of erudition we could not resist getting into the act 
too, if for no other reason than to contemplate the pleasant things Mr. Stegner 
had said about librarians. V/e telephoned our own most eminent authority on the 
matter. Professor Edgar J. Goodspeed (of the "humble-minded" mentioned above) 
and let him in on the discussion. Yes, he emphasized, "meek" may have been a 
suitable word in the 17th century, but it just wouldn't do today; and it doesn't 
seem to fit some of the librarians I know best, either. Furthermore, he said, 
"I'll stick to my translation of 'humble-minded' as against whatever it was the 
French translator meant by ' debonnai re, ' which of course isn't what we read 
into it by translation into English." 

Feeling we had just about settled this question in a most satisfying manner, 
and experiencing warm contentment over the fact that our humble-mindedness is 
going to bring us all into our own, in due season, our eye happened to fall on a 
sign on the electric fan across the room which cast some doubt on whether we yet 
had the last word on what makes librarians run. "Perhaps 'humble-minded' was 
all right in the first half of the 20th century," we could suddenly hear someone 
saying, "but --." For there it was on the sleek streamlined instrument: 
"Debonaire Fan -- with the air jet principle; 60 cycles; 115 volts." _^ 

Blessed are the debonair, we now suggest, for they shall be jet-propelled.' 


UCLA Librarian 


* * • In its weekly List of Accessions, the British Science Museum Library 
in London has entered a recent publication from the Oklahoma Anthropological 
Society under Oklahoma Territory . 

* • * When the Midwest Inter-Library Center inquired as to why microfilm 
reels of the Honolulu Star-Bulletin had not arrived on schedule, they found 
that the Honolulu "micro- filming plant" had closed down while the operator was 
on an 18-month leave of absence to attend school in Ohio. 

* * • Celebrating acquisition of its new teletype machine, the Purdue 
University Library clicked out a message to an organization in southern Cali- 
fornia concerned with jet propulsion, asking for its annual report. The re- 
ply by TWX was "Yr msg. reed. Bi Bi , ." An airmail letter brought better 

results, and Purdue's enthusiasm for TWX has been momentarily tempered. 

* * * An inquiry from a "Land Lord and Merchant" of Buckinghampet, Andhra 
State, India, concerning the "chemical nose" for testing the freshness of food, 
and other unrelated matters, was addressed to "The University of California, 
California." Uncle Sam delivered it with fine impartiality to the Santa Bar- 
bara campus. SB shared it with the reference staff at LA. 

* • * Soliciting advertising for its forthcoming Studies in Bibliography 
(Volume 4 of its Papers), the Bibliographical Society of the University of 
Virginia requests that "If you have a business that needs advertising to men 
of taste and discrimination, tell us now. If you manufacture whiskey, and it 
is bourbon, the same rates apply." 




■ - Aisle label on 1st stack level 

UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Iibrari«n'« nffi^« TTTTZT 
Everett Moore. Assistant Editor- David W yZtIu CnltDh* I Vl ^'^^*°'' 

Florf^nr*. Wiii^»™o n J n ii< • i i • '^*^^«> '»• Hcron. Lontributors to this issue, 
riorence Williams, Gordon R. Williams, James Wylie. 

NOV 2 9 




Volume 8, Number 4 

November 19, 1954 

From the Librarian 



Last week the Library Council held its fall meeting in Santa Barbara. 
Mr. Coney is the secretary- chai rman this biennium and Dr. Saunders took the 
minutes, so I was able fully to enjoy my colleagues' lively discussions of a 
ten-point agenda of items affecting the eight campuses. It was the first time 
I had seen the new Santa Barbara College library in use, and I left Goleta 
full of admiration and envy for what Donald Davidson and his staff have done 
to bring about a gracious union of students and books. We saw the Smiths at 
dinner chez Davidson and heard from other sources that John is doing nicely as 
city and county librarian of Santa Barbara. 


Personnel Notes 

Irene Lynne Goree, who has been appointed Typist-Clerk 
Department, received her B. A. from UC in Berkeley this year, 
in the Oakland Public Library and in the Registrar's Office 
was a student. 

Mrs. Sondra Greenberg has been appointed Typist-Clerk i 
partment. Mrs. Greenberg has been a student at UCLA for the 

Mrs. Mary K. Wilson, who has joined the staff of the Ge 
a Typist-Clerk, received her B. A. from UCLA in 1953, and is 
assistant in the department of French. 

The following reclassifications are announced: Vera We 
Typist-Clerk to Senior Library Assistant in the Catalog Depa 
l.auha Taal. from Typist-Clerk to Senior Library Assistant in 
Department, replacing Mrs. Shirley Hood, who has been placed 
Theater Arts Library. 

in the Circulation 

Miss Goree worked 
at UC while she 

n the Catalog De- 
past two years, 
ology Library as 
a former teaching 

itzmann, from 
rtment; and Mrs. 
the Acquisitions 
in charge of the 

Save This Date: On December 4, at 1 p. 

CURLS, Southern Section, 

will meet on the Santa Barbara Campus for a symposium on seri- 
als in college and research libraries. 

22 UCLA Librarian 


The void left in room 32 when the Biomedical Library moved into its new 
quarters in the Medical Center was swiftly filled last week by the Department 
of Special Collections, which has been poised for the move almost as long as 
Louise Darling has been wondering how many stack levels she would have in her 
new library. At the same time, the Gifts and Exchange Section of the Acqui- 
sitions Department moved into room 120 I, which was formerly Special Collec- 
tions' s map room. 

The Special Collections move, supervised by Wilbur Smith and Ralph Lyon, 
was performed by a moving crew from the Department of Buildings and Grounds, 
and called for relocation of the Map Room in the north end of room 32 and the 
Oriental Languages Collection at its south end. The move was carried out in 
cooperation with Charlotte Spence and James Cox of the Gifts and Exchange 
Section, who have for some time been clearing and rearranging shelves toward 
the eventual evacuation of room 34, which will now be used by Special Collec- 
tions as a newspaper storage room. As soon as the map cases had been moved 
from room 120 I to their new ground floor quarters, G. & E. moved in from the 
congested corner of the Acquisitions Department they have occupied since 1950. 

Map service has been resumed; and it has been reliably reported that 
within the week the empty wooden shelving will disappear from the lower hall- 
way, where it has been reposing out of necessity, if not because of its 

Visitors and Readers 

A. P. Rowe , C.B. E. , B. Sc. , Vice-Chancellor of the University of Adelaide, 
visited the Library on November 5 during a tour of the campus. He was par- 
ticularly interested in the facilities of the east wing reading rooms and in 
space-saving devices in stack areas, which he discussed with Miss Ackerman and 
Miss King. 

Leroy W. Allen, Associate Professor of Music, Emeritus, visited the De- 
partment of Special Collections on November 5 to consult materials on the 
former State Normal School of Los Angeles, in connection with his preparation 
of a history of the UCLA Music Department. 

William W. Bubey, of the United States Geological Survey, and Chairman of 
the National Research Council, is a frequent visitor to the Geology Library. 
He is doing work in geophysics for six weeks on the campus. 

On November 8, William R. Valentiner. Director of the Getty Museum in 
Malibu, and formerly of the Los Angeles County Museum, visited the Department 
of Special Collections and authenticated the Library's portrait of Spinoza as 
an 18th century copy of the original painting in Amsterdam. 

Dobie Exhibition 

"The World of J. Frank Dobie" is the subject of the exhibition which will 
appear next week in the foyer in honor of Mr. Dobie' s forthcoming address be- 
fore the Friends of the UCLA Library. The collection is on loan from Mr. 
Robert J. Woods, a member of the Executive Committee of the Friends of the 
UCLA Library, and includes a complete autographed run of Dobie' s books. 
Mr. Bellin is preparing the exhibit. 

Orientation Handbook Revised 

The Office of the President, on the Berkeley and Los Angeles Campuses, 
has issued the Second Revision of the Orientation Handbook for Faculty Members 
of the University of California, as a guide to policies, regulations, and 
customary procedures of the University. While it is directed primarily toward 

every member of the academic family, regardless of length of service," the 
handbook will, of course, be especially useful to the University Libraries as 
a source of information about all aspects of the University's organization and 
activities on all its campuses. 

November 19, 1954 ' 23 

From our Fulbrighter in Japan 

Miyeko Takita has written us about her trip across the Pacific and of 
her life in Tokyo during the first few weeks of her Fulbright year. Follow- 
ing are excerpts from a letter of October 26: 

Aboard the Hikawa Maru were sixteen Fulbright students. However, the 
total number of Fulbright students in Japan is twenty- four. These students 
have a good reading knowledge of the Japanese language, and are progressively 
getting better in conversational Japanese. At Keio University, there are 
four Fulbright students: two from University of Michigan (political science 
and history), one from Columbia University (history) and myself (literature). 
Fulbright research scholars and university professors were also on the same 
ship. Several Japanese Fulbright students returning to Japan after a year's 
study in the American universities were among us. 1 was frequently mistaken 
for one of them. . . 

The meal time was always gay. On the second night, there appeared on 
the menu a Japanese dish called "unagi domburi." To those who asked me to 
explain what it is, I explained that it was a bowl of steamed rice with 
specially prepared fish over it. Everybody at our table ordered it, enjoyed 
the eel dinner, and was Japanized immediately. The merriest occasions were 
the Sukiyaki party. Captain's tea party, Sayonara party and several birthday 
p arties. 

From the day we landed in Yokohama, we were heavily scheduled for a 
week of orientation. This included speeches, conferences, sight-seeing 
tours, museum and garden tours, and parties. At one of these parties, I met 
Mr. Robert Gitler (Director of the Japan Library School), who has many li- 
brarian friends in California. I also met former students of Mr. and Mrs. 
Everett Moore. At the American Ejnbassy cocktail party, 1 met several of 
Dave Heron's friends. These moments, which brought me closer to home even in 
spirit only, were wonderful. 

During the second week in Tokyo, the Fulbright Commission helped me find 
my present quarters. 1 have two rooms of eight mats and six mats in a purely 
Japanese style home. My larger room has a "tokonoma.'' When I slide open my 
"shoji,"! have a Japanese garden in front of me. I sleep on the "futon." 
I sit on the floor, and have my meals at a low table. Mrs. Kanda, my land- 
lady, serves me American breakfast and Japanese dinner (sometimes American 
dinner). She is a koto (Japanese harp) instructor, but her daughter is a 
piano major in a music school. Perhaps we may later exchange elementary 
conversational English lessons and koto lessons... 

I am attending four classes. Of these, two are graduate seminars. In 
one seminar, we are studying a section of "The Tale of Genj i" (two hours a 
week). In the other seminar, we are studying the original sources, such as 
manuscripts and diaries, of major Meiji writers (two hours a week). I am 
also studying independently under the guidance of a faculty member. From 
time to time, the Keio students invite us to extra curricular campus functions. 
I have also been to a special tea ceremonial event at Ueno Park and to a 
classical Japanese dance concert with them... 

Interdepartmental Study of the Card Catalog 

The present bulk and rapidly increasing rate of growth of public card 
catalogs have made them a subject for study and discussion in large libraries 
all over the United States, and here at UCLA intensive discussions have been 
held on these matters during the past two years. Mr. Powell has now appoint- 
ed an interdepartmental committee under the chairmanship of Gladys Coryell 
"to study the function and use of the public catalog in this University." 
Members of the Committee have been selected to represent all of the broad 
subject areas and to include the widest variety of approaches to the use of 
the public catalog. They are: Ursula Burleigh, Catalog Department; Florence 
Burton, Engineering Library; Esther Euler, Reference Department; Norah Jones, 
Circulation Department; Tatiana Keatinge, Catalog Department; Scott Kennedy, 
Physics Library; Esther Koch, Catalog Department; Robert Lewis, Biomedical 
Library; Ardis Lodge, Reference Department; Paul Miles, Institute of Indus- 
trial Relations Library; Charlotte Spence, Acquisitions Department; and 
Constance Strickland, Circulation Department. 

24 UCLA Librarian 

Importance of Good Teaching 

Chancellor Allen recently addressed a meeting of the California Associa- 
tion of School Administrators on the subject of "The Challenge and Reward of 
Teaching," and placed emphasis on adequate training of students in the basic 
skills. "We must recognize," he said, "that citizens of today's world, to 
be good citizens, must have a foundation of precise numbers, skills of meas- 
urement and comparison, in short, the working tools of the scientific method; 
that they must also have skill and understanding in the precise' use of words; 
and that they should be inspired to explore the treasure-trove of literature, 
of the humanities, and of the sciences." 

The essential and vital factor in the teaching- learning process. Dr. 
Allen asserted, is the teacher himself. "I venture to suggest," he said, 
"that not one of us in this room would be in the position he occupies or be 
in education at all if it had not been for some one or two, and if he were 
fortunate perhaps three or four, inspiring teachers somewhere along the line 
in his formal education -- primary, secondary, or collegiate." Speaking of 
the need for attracting good teachers to our schools, he urged that "we must 
glorify good teaching by every means possible. We must see to it that within 
the environment of our own schools, important as are all of the activities 
which are necessary for modern requirements, what happens in the classroom 
between the teacher and the student in stimulating and guiding the mental 
processes and development of children must occupy the highest place of honor 
and prestige in the entire school program." 

With L.C.P. in New Mexico 

The Albuquerque Journal was pleased by Mr. Powell's tribute to a native 
Albuquerque writer, Harvey Fergusson, when he was interviewed during his 
visit there two weeks ago to address the Southwestern Library Association's 
biennial conference. In its article in the issue of November 5 on Mr. Powell's 
visit, the Journal quoted his observation that in Grant of Kingdom and in 
this year's The Conquest of Don Pedro, Fergusson had produced "two of the 
best of all Southwest novels." 

"Powell defined 'the best,' " said the Journal, "as 'organic books which 
are profoundly conceived, true to life past and present, and written in power- 
ful and economical language, and without concessions either to Hollywood or 
to Mrs. Grundy. ' " 

L.C.P. 's talk at SWLA, "Books Determine," preceded an illustrated docu- 
mentary lecture by Laura Gilpin, Santa Fe author and photographer, on "The 
Eternal Navajo," at the Thursday night general session. 

From Arizona and Yal e 

Two new library handbooks have recently come our way -- one from the 
University of Arizona and the other from Yale. 

The Arizona Library has issued a Handbook for Faculty Members and Grad- 
uate Students, putting into convenient form information about the various 
services offered by the University Library, suggestions on searching for 
information, and procedures for recommending books for purchase and placing 
books on reserve. An Appendix contains brief descriptions of notable spe- 
cial collections in the Library. 

At Yale a new guide for students has been published under the title, 
Ihis IS the Yale Library. It is an extensive, but compact pamphlet of 82 
pages, with exceptionally full information about the Library's services. 
it is generously illustrated with a dozen or so photographs, showing the 
progress of Mr. Yale Undergraduate (going by the name of John Harvard, 
according to his signature on a sample call slip) through the Yale Library -- 
entering the front door, inspecting the exhibits, chatting amiably with a 
reference librarian, registering delight over a card catalogue entry, load- 
ing up with a stack of books at the Circulation Desk (' neath the Gothic 
arches of th 


NovrmhfT 1<), 10S4 


A New Co I I ec tion o I' C.U i I d ren ' s hooks 


A sifrnHicani collection of hooks for tliildren has just been acquired by 
llni voisity l.ihri.ry, purchased in toto from the catalog of the Beauchamp 

lookshop. London, summer of 1054, which bore the title "Rarly Children's 
Books, Games and Bemarkable for their fine condition." The coll( 
tion is larRely representative of the trends and fashions in the first half 
of the Nineteentli Century, and French and German books are included. 

Many of the books are from the 
press of John Harris, successor to 
tlie famous John Newbery, that genius 
of the F.ighteenth Century who was 
first to see that children were book- 
buyers in their own right, and so de- 
serving of books addressed to their 
small iiands and pocketbooks. A half 
century after Newbery, Harris was 
responsible for a small revival of 
zest and spirit in the publishing of 
books for children. He recognized 
the forgotten appeal of the old nurs- 
ery rhymes and tales, pioneered in 
the use of metal engravings instead 
of woodblocks for illustrations, and 
was bold in his use of color. One of 
his fimious books was The Rut te r f ly ' s 
Hull iinJ the Gras shoppe r ' s Feast, a 
rollicking story in rhyme, written by 
one William Roscoe, member of Parlia- 
ment, for the delight of his own 
small son. Here was a refreshing 
brc-ak in the pattern of didactic and 
moralistic writing for children. A 
fine copy of the first edition of this 
landmark in children's books is part 
of this collection, in addition to 
many other reprints of the tale, and 
copies of the flood of imitators which 
followed in the wake of the Butter- 
fly's Ball; The Grand Gala at the 
Zoo/ogirai Gardens, for example. 

Farly illustrators of children's 
books are represented by Crui ck shank ' 8 
illustrations for The Diver t ing His- 
tory of John Gilpin and for Grimm's 
German I'opular Tales, here present in 
a third edition of the first English 
translation, published in 1823. 
Thomas Bewick, the genius of the wood- 
block, is given as illustrator of 
Day, a fast oral. 
The earliest book in the collection is a small and beautiful volume of 
Aesop's i'ables, with text in Latin and Greek, illustrated with clear woodcuts, 
bearing the; date IbO'). 

Schoolroom books include; such titles as The Jnjant's Grammar or a Pic-Nic 
Party of the I'arts of Speech and Ttie Ladder of Learning. A great favorite must 
have been Gtanilmamma lumy's Merry Multiplication, with its memory rhymes: 

Flev<!n times 11 iire One llunclriMt and Twenty one. 

Flics f «' a.-^t, i nf^ in ii (irocier's shop, and bu/.zing in the sun. 

The cra/,i' for imiv<'.d)li- books was c harac; t eri st i c- of this period: books in 
which fla|)s cciiild be r.iiscd bo ri /.ont a 1 1 y , or tabs could be pulled, so that 
heads and le^s move. I. Dean and .^on <> I London published these. They were well 

Tiii'iH-'an- lioys and f^i'ls wlio lliink 
it ii task to l»»'<()ini; wise; L»tit tliost- are 
vt'ry foulisli cliildn-ii iiuUi-d ! Now, 
if sucli boy.s and girls should be told, 
that to It'arn to read is a prtat fa- 
vour, and to |)lay a ^rcat (ask, they 
would cry to hi* roii)|>('llL'd to play, 
and jlcsirc to he instrurtitl. Yet doaot 
}ou think ihtsr ihildrcn a|i|i«'i)r hap- 
py : <»ii(' Icarnini^ to riad, and tlie 
ulhcr lo play on the piano-forte? 

I.t'iirniii;; nut cialy is a (rcasiiro, 

liiil ((.ally )iihl3 :>ubbt>iulial iikasurc. 

A |)nge friim The Pleasing Insliui Id 

Or g I'HckeL I'or All (iuml i Id leii : 
Wi th I'luse l'!x|i I iiiial I ons anil |'oi>Li( al 
App 1 i c uli ona . I.iiiiiloii : en 1)125. 

n^ UCLA Librarian 

drawn and well designed, on the whole, and involved considerable ingenuity and 
inventiveness. Two of Dean's books are in this collection, in good working 
condition: a wonderfully spirited Mother Hubbard and an intricately contrived 
Red Riding Hood. 

The children's books of any era comprise the social history ot the culture 
that produced them: methods of education, morals, precepts and concepts of be- 
haviour -- all are clearly shown in books made for children. They have their 
place, then, in the library of a great university, as a historic record. They 
have their place as literature, also, for the literature of childhood is no 
lesser or remote or stagnant pool of the waters of life, but a vigorous tribu- 
tary of the great stream itself, sometimes feeding the headwaters at the very 


-- Frances Clarke Sayers 

Staff Association Hears Mr. Nagar 

Last Tuesday members of the Staff Association heard Mr. Nagar' s talk on 
"India's Contribution to World Librarianship ," in which he gave a spirited 
account of the development of some ideas in librarianship whose effect has been 
felt in all parts of the world. The opportunity of hearing first-hand from one 
who has worked closely with the leaders of librarianship in India, and Mr.Nagar's 
own infectiously enthusiastic presentation made this an extraordinarily inter- 
esting meeting. 

From San Marino and Norman 

The 27th annual report of the Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery 
recalls the death last year of its two eminent scienti st- trustees, Robert A. 
Millikan and Edwin P. Hubble, and the appointment of their successors, J. E. 
Wallace Sterling and Elmo H. Conley, the former particularly well qualified 
through his experience as Director of the Huntington before he assumed the 
presidency of Stanford, the latter through his long interest in the Library 
and his membership in the firm of Gibson, Dunn, and Crutcher, legal counsel 
for the Huntington. Chairman William B. Munro, of the Board of Trustees and 
John E. Pomfret, the Director, also report the publication of five new books 
based primarily on the Huntington's resources, the processing of an unprec- 
edented number of additions to the collection, including William Marshall 
Anderson manuscripts bought at the W. J. Holliday sale, extensive additions to 
the art collections and improvements in the furnishings of the Gallery, a year 
of notable exhibits, and rearrangement and renovation of plant materials in the 
Botanical Gardens. 

Director Arthur McAnally of the University of Oklahoma Libraries reports 
that that institution has passed the half-million mark in its resources, and is 
surpassing all previous records of growth. He records a number of valuable 
additions to the collections, but points out the inadequacy of the University's 
General Library Building and the need for additional financial support. His 
account of the year 1953-54 includes a handsome table of organization for the 
O.U. library staff, and reports considerable success for the library's two- 
year old General Research Fund, an unallocated reserve for the purchase of 
important research sets too expensive for departmental allocations. 

By Un- staff Members 

Not by a present staff member, but by one of our gifted staff 'alumni,' 
Neal Harlow, is the sketch of Mr. Powell, which appears as Number IX of "Living 
Librarians, "in the ALA Bulletin for November. Likewise, not by one of our 
staff, but by a staff member's wife, Jane Williams, is the downright charming 
picture of Megan Williams being read to by her daddy, Gordon R. , which turned 
n^ V *'ur,?°''^'" of the October 15 Library Journal. (Incidentally, photographer 
Gordon Williams, himself, did the portrait of L. C. P. which accompanied N.H.'s 
piece m the ALA Bulletin. ) 

UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office. Editor: 
Everett Moore. Assistant Editor: David W. Heron. Contributors to this issue: 
Page Ackerman. Diane L. Johnson. Frances Clarke Sayers. Florence Williams. 




Volume 8, Number 5 

December 3, 1954 

From the Librarian 

This has been J. Frank Dobie 
historian, and yarn-spinner has su 
Professor Hand) and our southwest 
lectured on Tuesday to the Friends 
west," to the Zamorano-Westerners 
the Range," and tonight to the Sou 
at Occidental College on "Folk Tal 
ence to the Coyote. 

On display in the foyer is a 
lent by Robert J. Woods of the Fri 

Founding president of the Fri 
Dwight L. Clarke, whose place as t 
The Library owes much to these and 

week at UCLA. The famous Texan folklorist, 
rveyed our Library's folklore holdings (vdth 
history collections (with Professor Caughey), 

on "The Lasting Literature of the South- 
the following night on "The Literature of 
thern California Folklore Society's meeting 
es of the Southwest, With Particular Refer- 

beautiful Bellin exhibit of Dobie' s books 
ends Executive Committee. 

ends, W. W. Robinson, has been succeeded by 
reasurer has been filled by Harold Lamb, 
other devoted and generous friends. 

Professor Joseph Dirdsell, former member of the Library Committee, has 
returned from two years in Australia, where he was making a genetical study 
of northwestern aboriginal tribes. At a meeting with Messrs. Moore and 
Williams we agreed on the need for a survey of the Library's Australiana, and 
made plans to get one started. 

I have had several meetings lately with Professor B. Lamar Johnson, 
Chairman of the Education Library Committee, to discuss the growth of that 
new branch facility. Miss Coryell shares our feeling of good fortune in hav- 
ing the former Librarian and Dean of Stephens College participating with us in 
Library development. 

Through the good offices of Andrew Hamilton, manager of the Office of 
Public Information, the Library has received the original typescript of the 
memoirs of James Richardson, city editor of the Los Angeles Examiner, whose 
career is not inappropriately described as fabulous. Chancellor Allen came 
over to my office for a presentation ceremony, at which he was photographed 
while watching Mr. Richardson inscribe the typescript and book to the Library. 

It was thirty years ago at our high school graduation that I last saw 
another recent visitor, Mrs. Alice Gertmenian Mardigian, now chairman of the 
Friends of the South Pasadena Public Library, for whom I wrote a brief state- 
ment on the value of the library in the community. 

Frances Clarke Sayers came by after class the other day and we had some 
lively conversation about administration, education, and just plain books. 

At the recent SWLA meeting in Albuquerque I sat next to Ann Nolan Clark 
at a dinner meeting, and learned some things about the devoted lite of this 
teacher- writer. Back on campus I called the U. E. S. Library to ask if they 


UCLA Librarian 

had copies of Mrs. Clark's Engl ish-Navaj o readers. Mrs. Loy didn't need to 
leave the phone to answer yes, and then kindly charged the books out for me 
to see. 

Another result of my New Mexican trip was a visit from Mrs. Julia Brown 
Asplund, and her daughter, Mrs. Caroline A. Ruch, pioneer New Mexico Library 
organizer, who spent fifty years in that state, founding the University Li- 
brary and later the State Library Extension Agency, before retiring last year 
to live in Pasadena near her daughter. Age has not dulled the interest of 
this library pioneer as revealed in the searching questions she asked about 
the organization of the UCLA libraries. "Once a librarian always a librarian" 
was her comment. 


Personnel Notes 

Louise Joyce has joined the staff of the Biomedical Library as a Typist- 
Clerk. Mrs, Joyce attended Indiana University and was recently employed by 
the Indiana Bell Telephone Company. 

Louise Riedel has resigned her position of Senior Library Assistant in 
the Circulation Department (RBR) because of a change of residence. 

Visitors and Readers 

Mrs. M. E. Grenander , Associate Professor of English in the State Univer- 
sity of New York (Albany), who is working on the critical theories of Ambrose 
Bierce, visited the Department of Special Collections on November 12 to con- 
sult the correspondence of Carey McWilliams. 

Mile. Gisele Legay, representative of the French foundry workers' union, 
who is visiting the United States under the auspices of the State Department, 
was brought to the Institute of Industrial Relations Library, on November 16, 
by Arthur Hutchins, Secretary of the Pasadena Central Labor Council. They 
were accompanied by Miss Marie Turian, of the Library of Congress, acting as 
interpreter for Mile. Legay. 

Professor Gunj i Hosono, chairman of tlie Board of Directors of the Japan 
Institute of Foreign Affairs, and Professor of International Law at Waseda 
University in Tokyo, visited the Library on November 22 with Mr. Takeshi 
Haruki, of Aoyama Gakuin, in Tokyo, who is now studying at USC. While brows- 
ing among the JX' s in the stacks. Professor Ilosono made the pleasant discovery 
of a copy of his published Ph.D. dissertation on "International Disarmament," 
which was presented at Columbia in 1926. He received his B.A. from USC in 

X 7^ X • 

For the past several weeks Thomas M. Smith, Assistant Professor in the 
Historv of Science in the Humanities Division of the California Institute of 
Technology, has been using the facilities of the Engineering Library in con- 
nection with a three-year research project he is conducting on the history of 
pressurized flight, as a case study in science and technology. 

Two Rabies in November 

Ann Elizabeth was born on November 5 to Mrs. Richard (June) Manners, 
formerly a member of the Circulation Department; and Daren Ellis, son of the 
Donald Blacks, was born on November 17. 

Posting of Library Staff Positions 

In order to give Library staff members an opportunity to know about 
vacancies which occur in the various departm.nUs and branches of the Library, 
may be qualified by special subject interests or relevant ex- 
vacancies will in the future be posted in campus libraries. 

for which 


December 3, 1954 


A notice describing the position and the desired qualifications will be sent 
to all department heads and branch librarians for posting on departmental 
bulletin boards, and the same notice will be posted on the main Library bul- 
letin board. Interested and qualified staff members should apply promptly 
to Miss Bradstreet in the Librarian's Office. 

Tomorrow's Meeting at Santa Barbara 

At the meeting of the College, University, and Research Libraries Sec- 
tion of CLA's Southern District, to be held on the Santa Barbara campus to- 
morrow, at 1 p.m., a symposium will be held on "Serials in College and Re- 
search Libraries." Several discussion leaders will introduce topics for 
consideration and will then moderate discussion from the audience. At this 
meeting also there will be a report from the Nominating Committee and elec- 
tion of the Secretary for 1955. 

The Chairman of the Section, Mrs. Johanna Tallman, will preside at the 
meeting, which will be held in Building 431, Room 102. After the symposium, 
all are invited by the host for the day, Donald C. Davidson, to inspect the 
new Library building. 

For further details about the meeting and directions for driving to 
Goleta, see the notice distributed to your department or branch. 

Staff Panel on Library Education 

The Staff Association will present a panel discussion on the topic 
"Education for Librari anship -- Students and Teachers Exchange Points of 
View," on next Thursday, December 9, from 3 to 5 in the Staff Room. The 
members of the panel will be Herbert Ahn, Gladys Coryell, Tatiana Keatinge, 
Jean M. Moore, and Mr. Powell. 

This is an attempt on the part of the Staff Program Committee, under 
Ray Brian's chairmanship, to garner the fruits of recent experience as 
teachers and students of several of our present and former staff members. 
The setting will be informal, and a lively 'town meeting' is anticipated. 
The Committee hopes that every member will come ready to participate in the 
discussion which will follow the panel presentation. 

Library School Will Offer Doctor's Degrees 

The School of Li brari an ship on the Berkeley campus will offer programs 
leading to the degrees Doctor of Philosophy and Doctor of Library Science, 
according to an announcement by Dean J. Periam Danton. Authorization to 
establish the programs, granted by the University's Graduate Council, Rep- 
resentative Assembly, and Regents, fol 1 owed in tensive study over a period 
of several years by committees of the Council. 

The program for the degree Doctor of Library Science is intended 
primarily for those interested in the technical and administrative aspects 
of librarianship; the program for the degree Doctor of Philosophy is de- 
signed for those interested in teaching and research and in problems oi a 
broadly historical and theoretical nature. The fields at present contem- 
plated for the Ph.D. are Bibliography, History of Libraries, History ol 
Books and Printing, and the Library as a Social Institution; those for the 
D.L.S. are Public Libraries and College and University Libraries. 

This is the first time that opportunity for work at the doctoral JeveJ 
in librarianship has been offered at any institution west of the Mississippi. 
The universities which have already established such programs are Chicago 
Columbia, Illinois, and Michigan. 

Education Library is Rated High 

In a recent survey of opinion of the faculty of the Department of Educa- 
tion concerning the strengths and weaknesses of the department, the Education 
Library rated second in a list of 30 matters under consideration, as a tunc- 
tion which "is (or is becoming) a strong asset of the department, according 
to a communication to the Library from Professor B. Lamar Johnson. 


UCLA Librarian 

About Harvard's Librarian-Designate 

In announcing the appointment of Paul H. Buck, former Dean and former 
Provost of Harvard University, as Librarian of Harvard to succeed Keyes D. 
Metcalf, President Nathan M. Pusey stated that "no one is more alert to the 
challenge given the library by every educational advance, or more aware of 
the crucial part the library has played, down through history, in accumulat- 
ing and disseminating knowledge.,. Paul Buck is in Harvard's great tradi- 
tion of scholar-librarians." 

Last May Professor Buck was one of five of the governing authorities of 
Harvard who were honored "for the fortitude which they had shown in dealing 
with current issues of academic freedom," at a meeting held under the auspices 
of the Harvard University Chapter of the American Association of University 
Professors.* On this occasion, Archibald MacLeish read the following citation 
to Professor Buck: 

"Provost of the University and Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences 
until July, 1953, who, on his own motion, and at a time when the University was 
was without an active President, rejected the recklessly advocated and widely 
accepted doctrine of guilt by accusation and judgment by blanket rule and com- 
mitted Harvard to a policy of full and fair hearings with individual decisions 
to be taken on the merits in each case. It was Paul Buck's courage and deci- 
siveness in this matter, together with his patience and persistence throughout 
the resultant deliberations which, more than any other single factor, made 
possible the honorable outcome. And it was Paul Buck's perception of the ul- 
timate values threatened by this oblique attack on freedom, his warm and heart- 
ening confidence in his colleagues on this faculty, his ability to maintain an 
intellectual and moral atmosphere in which honest disagreement would not fester 
into distrust, and his profound belief in the power of the truth to prevail 
which turned what might well have been a disaster to the University and to the 
nation into a vindication of the great tradition of freedom of education in a 
free socie ty . " 

Quarterly Report of a New Tarheel 

It is startling but p 
report by Andrew H. Horn a 
is a remarkably full repor 

Opening his accountin 
ment of their hospitable r 
Assistant Librarian to Ass 
State Budget Director's ru 
allocated each quarter. 

The UNC Library is as 
which sounds similar to th 
also beginning an exhausti 
meets every Thursday at 10 

There follows announc 
sitionist," and then descr 
ments, the Bull's Head Boo 
the Library; and there are 
even in the presumably mor 
working day in Westwood an 

leasant to have received already the first quarterly 
s Librarian of the University of North Carolina. It 
t for such a brief period. 

g to his faculty and administration with acknowledge- 
eception and announcement of the promotion of his 
ociate Librarian, Mr. Horn proceeds to challenge the 
ling that UNC s book budget must be justified and re- 

sembling a new 
e UCLA counterp 
ve personnel su 

a. m. 
ement of Robert 
iptions of work 
kshop, the Phot 

frequent sugge 
e leisurely Sou 
d his working n 

loose-leaf administrative manual, 
art which Mr. Horn introduced, and is 
rvey. The Librarian's Conference 

E. Thomason's appointment as "Acqui- 
ings of the Library's several depart- 
ographic Service, and the Friends of 
stions that Andy has not abandoned, 
th, the pace which characterized his 
ights in the Valley. 

December 3, 1954 31 

Crawling About 

I should have been a pair of ragged claws 
Scutt ling across the floors of silent seas. 

-T. S, Eliot, "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" 

A few dozen land crabs appeared in various parts of the Library Monday 
before last, causing some girls to squeal and adding to the high-pitched 
excitement oyer completion of UCLA's greatest football season. Whence they 
came, and whither they went is not known. When one was deposited in the 
Undergraduate Library's return chute the student assistant on duty handed 
it back to the depositor suggesting that he probably had dropped it by 
mis take. 

Leg of Porcupine will be Served 

Mrs. Margery Hughes, former member of the Cataloging and Reference de- 
partments, has written from Monrovia, Liberia, that the Staff Association's 
gift of books for the Library at Cuttington College had reached Liberia and 
that all of them had proved worthwhile. She said that the largest gradua- 
tion at the College would soon take place, with ten students about to leave 
"the hallowed and leaky halls." A great variety of academic hoods would 
show up on this occasion, she said, representing universities and colleges 
from every part of the United States. Though the people of Monrovia are 
starved for protein, Margery writes, she'll "share the leg of porcupine in 
my freezer with any of the Library staff who can make it for Sunday dinner. 

A Gift From LJ 

Some good notices have appeared in the press about the University of 
California's recent acquisition of Mark Twain letters, clippings, and mis- 
cellaneous materials for the Library at Berkeley. The Library Journal {Nevi 
York) got more excited over the news than anyone else, and decided in its 
November 15 issue to give the whole collection to UCLA. A flick of the 
headline-writer's pencil took care of it, and it is to be hoped no reader was 
confused by the fact that the article itself mentioned only the Berkeley Li- 
brary as the recipient. Acknowledgement of the handsome gift is hereby made 
to the editors of LJ. 

Eric Gill Exhibition at Stanford 

The Stanford Library is now showing an exhibition of the work of Eric 
Gill, from the collections of Albert Sperisen of San Francisco and others. 
Included are examples of Gill's prose works, drawings, sculpture, typography, 
type-designs, engravings on wood and copper, and book illustrations. An 
attractive catalogue for the exhibition, printed at the Greenwood Press m 
San Francisco by Jack Stauffacher, uses Eric Gill's Perpetua type for its 
display lines, and two decorative cuts designed and engraved on wood by Gili. 
Evan R. Gill, who prepared the Bibliography of Eric Gill, (London, 1953), has 
written an introduction for the catalogue. The exhibition will continue un- 
til December 11. 

Lucky Dogs 

Libraries everywhere are becoming more tolerant toward non-human beings 
in their midst. Antiquarian Bookman for November 20 observes with approva 
that the St Agnes branch of the New York Public Library will now officially 
allow dogs ;.o enter when 1) they are properly housebroken. and 2) when they 
aiJow dogs ^o e" owners This is an order to allow dog-owning pa- 

are accompanied by their owners. i"^=> ^ , • n*! Hptails are 

!l„Ts'f,rL^de:e,n':rr(LT/:/£:.o„L.), nor .ill. the four ,e.,ed.,r.„, 
iLldi. bookt?;re. Th. problem h.s .1..,. b„n ho. to get them ,.t. 


UCLA Librarian 


A Distinguished Library Building 

A beautifully designed and printed booklet has been published by the 
El Paso Public Library on the occasion of the opening of the library s new 
building. It briefly summarizes the development of the library from 1899, 
and then describes the building itself, which the planners considered from 

the beginning had to be not only a 
fine functional building but also 
genuinely expressive of El Paso and 
the Southwest." The architects, 
Carroll and Daeuble, of El Paso, 
were assisted by the well-known li- 
brary-building consultant, Alfred M. 
Githens, of New Yprk. Special de- 
signs in the building include picto- 
graphs by Ewing Waterhouse, period 
furniture by Stan Stoefen, hand 
carved plaques by Jose Cisneros (who 
also designed the cover of the book- 
let, shown in the illustration), 
bronze and wood heads sculptured by 
the late Urbici Soler, and a mural 
for the Southwest Room which is to 
be painted by Tom Lea as a gift to 
the library. Robert E. McKee of Los 
Angeles was the contractor. 

The resulting building has in- 
spired the attractive booklet, which 
was designed by Carl Hertzog, El 
Paso printer, and printed by the 
Guynes Printing Company of El Paso, 
Architectural pictures were made by 
Julius Schulman of Los Angeles. 

Mrs. Helen Seymour Farrington, 
the present librarian, has guided a 
program of expansion of the El Paso 
library since 1945. Her first pub- 
lic talk after her appointment urged 
the bond issue which made the new 
building possible. Years of planning by Mrs. Farrington and her staff and 
the El Paso Library Trustees have produced one of the most distinguished li- 
brary buildings in America, and the descriptive booklet reflects its excel- 
lent design. 

A Map Everyone Should Have 

Outdoor Play Places of California; a Cartographic Map of the Outstand- 
ing Recreational Areas of the Golden State, designed by Lowell Butler, with 
descriptive notes by William Webb and Phil Townsend Hanna, is a new publica- 
tion of Westways and the Automobile Club of Southern California. A copy of 
this excellent map Has just been added to the map collection in the Depart- 
ment of Special Collections, and William Bellin, the curator, thinks every- 
one ought to have one. With a minimum of confusion, he says, the map shows 
the national forests and state parks, and how to get to them, and also the 
haunts of fish and game of various sizes, and how to get to them. Places 
for skiing, sailing, and just sitting are also pointed out; and added notes 
tell the visitor what he may do and when. The map sheet itself is large 
and decorative, with robust color and exuberant pictorial vignettes, and is 
similar in format to the Map of the Marked Historical Sites of California 
issued by the same publisher in 1952. 

HI I lut tliiil I , lilt 11 

UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office. 
Editor: Everett Moore. Assistant Editor: David W. Heron. Contributors 
to this issue: page Ackerman, William W. Bellin, Gladys A. Coryell, Shirley 
Olson, Johanna E. Tallman, Florence Williams, James Wylie 


December ij, i()j4 
^lume Tnn, Tfumber 6 




UCLA Librarian 

From the Librarian 

This has been a week of varied and profitable meetings, starting Monday, 
when Mr. Heron and I journeyed to Claremont for another session on the possi- 
ble need for a storage depository library in southern California, following 
which the group dined as guests of Claremont Librarian David Davies. 

On Tuesday 'morning I attended the monthly meeting of the Chancellor's 
Administrative Council, and in the evening spoke at a dinner meeting of the 
Antiquarian Booksellers Association's Southern California Chapter at the 
University Club. Five years ago I spoke at the organizing meeting of this 
group, on Bookseller-Librarian cooperation, calling it "In It Together;" and 
this was again my theme, with special reference to some of my bookshop " adven - 
tures" in compiling a bibliography of Southwest fiction to be published soon 
by Dawson's Book Shop. 

The Clark Library Committee met on Wednesday at the West Adams "campus," 
following a picnic lunch prepared by the library and garden staffs. This is 
the group to which I am administratively responsible. It is headed by Presi- 
dent Sproul and includes Chancellor Allen, Professor Emeritus Ernest Carroll 
Moore, Folger Library Director Louis B. Wright, Professors Boland D. Hussey 
and Hugh T. Swedenberg, Lindley Bynum, and myself as University Librarian. 

Among other gifts I was glad to report to the Committee receipt of the 
original drawings and sketches made by Allyn Cox of New York for the Clark 
Library murals. The building itself was designed by Bobert D. Farquhar whose 
entire architectural library was given to the Clark a few years ago. 

Yesterday I met with City Librarian Harold Hamill to plan the " Caval cade 
of Books" TV show the day after Christmas, which is being given over to li- 
brarians to speak about the three new books of 1954 they most enjoyed. You 
will have to tune in KNXT at 3 p.m. Sunday, December 26, if you want to know 
what the choices are. 

Several people, including a certain Tarheeler, tried to part me from the 
personal copy of the magnificent atlas given away by the Container Corpora- 
tion of America, all of whom I successfully resisted. Then Professor Cordell 
Durrel] brought Visiting Pro fesso r Phi 1 ] i p King to see the Main Library. 
When the latter saw the atlas in my office his eyes lit up as he extolled its 
merits to Durrell and me. Note: the volume is now in the Geology Library, 
and I trust that it bears an L.C.P. gift bookplate. Further note: Professor 
Durrell allowed that the atlas, plus Miss Delks, nicely compensates for the 
loss of Kenneth Wilson to the Main Library. 

The staff meeting on library education was one of the most exciting and 
possibly far reaching that I have ever attended. It seemed to me the proper 
place and time to review my own thoughts and deeds on the subject from the 
time I went to Library School at Berkeley in 1936. I have come slowly to the 
conclusion that southern California needs a publicly supported library school, 
in addition to the school at USC, and that the tremendous growth of the region 
will easily support two schools, in addition to the school in northern Cali- 
forni a. 

The UCLA dynamic is famous, whether it be in Biomedicine, Education, 
Meteorology, Theater Arts, Social Welfare. Engineering, or Football. Now it 
IS operating in Library Education. The library profession in California, as 
indicated in the special CLA report, looks for leadership. The staff meet- 
ing made It clear to me that we have more than one leader among us, in addi- 
tion to having an ideal seed bed of a major university and library, and com- 
plex of special libraries, in which to grow new librarians 

December 17, 1954 


In order to provide forms for the spirit which now animates our staff I 
pjan to caJ together in seminar form a staff group to aid me in drafting a 
program ot library education at UCLA which can be operative even before a 
schooJ IS opened. It will obviously be impossible to include everyone who 
is interested in helping, but I would like to hear immediately from volun- 
teers with unlimited zeal. 

Now I have gone and used up all the space I was to have for Christmas 
greetings and New Year's messages. I can only say that I have never been 
more content to be a librarian and a member of the liveliest of all library 
staffs. I can think of worse names than the Young Turks of Westwood. 


Personnel Notes 

Resignations have been received from Irene L. Goree, Typist-Clerk in 
the Circulation Department, who is to be married; and Mrs. Katharine C. 
Baker, Principal Library Assistant in the Biomedical Library, to accept 
another position on campus. 


Bruce F. Day (Ph.D., UCLA, 1949), now with the DuPont Corporation, visit- 
ed the Chemistry Library on November 24. Another visitor to the Chemistry Li- 
brary, on November 30, was Ronald Percy BelL, F.R.S., Fellow of Balliol Col- 
lege, Oxford. Both conducted special seminars in the Chemistry department. 

Henry Rut tner , science fiction writer, visited Special Collections on 
November 27 to consult the Sir Henry Rider Haggard collection, as he is now 
at work on a study of Sir Henry's narrative techniques. 

On December 6 General Omar Bradley was shown through the Biomedical 
Library by Dean Stafford L. Warren. With General Bradley was Paul K- Yost. 
Acting Secretary of the California Institute of Cancer Research. 

Captain Finn Ronne , Consultant to the Department of Defense in Washing- 
ton, D. C. , and leader of the 1946-48 United States expedition to the Antarc- 
tic, visited David Heron on December 8 and exa?iiined a part of the Library's 
collection of Antarctic material. 

Miss Suparb Viravan, Administrative Chief of the Social Work Training 
Institute of Thailand, visited the Graduate Reading Room on December 9 during 
the course of her consultation with the staff of the School of Social Welfare 
to see the Library's resources in this field. Miss Viravan, traveling as a 
United Nations Fellow, is visiting several professional schools of social 
work under the auspices of the United States Social Security Administration. 

Hubert Rieben, hydrogeol ogis t and FAO expert with the UNO in Teheran, 
Iran, who is spending two weeks in research on the campus, visited the Geol- 
ogy Library earlier this month. 

Tliree visitors to the Library on December 9, who attended the Staff 
Association program were Mr. Fernando Penalosa, Jr.. Instructor in the School 
of Library Science at SC, Miss Margaret Glassey, Librarian of Emerson Junior 
High School, and Miss Elizabeth A^eaZ , Li brari an of Compton College. 

Miss Rabia Al-Alousi. elementary school teacher from Baghdad, Iraq, 
visited the Library on December 1, with Professor Clinton Howard. Miss 
Alousi has been visiting her sister and her brother-in-law, who is Professor 
Mohammed Nasir of the Department of Oriental Languages. 

On December 10 Mr. Fund Oufi, editor of Al-Akhbar, of Baghdad, visited 
the Library. Mr. Oufi is touring the United States under Department of 
State auspices, giving particular attention to newspaper publishing. 

Current Exhibits 

The fifteen photographs of the Yosemite Valley made by C. E. Watkins in 
the early 1860's and recently presented to the Library by Carl Dentzel, are 
now being exhibited in the second floor cases. They are believed to be the 
first camera record of California's most spectacular valley. Their acquisi- 
tion by the Library attracted unusual notice in the press. 

35 UCLA Librarian 

Sharing the exhibit room are materials in observance of Bill of Rights 
Week, among which are reproductions of the first ten amendments of the Consti- 
tution of the United States and the United Nations Declaration of Human 
Rights. Pamphlet materials relating to the Bill of Rights are on display in 
the Rotunila. 

In the Graduate Reading Room are being shown two of the four volumes of 
a new printing of the maps of England by John Speed (1552-1629) (John Speed's 
England, edited by John Arlott, London: Phoenix House, 1954). 

Staff Activi ties 

Elizabeth Rradstreet has been elected to the Personnel Committee of the 
CSEA University Chapter 44, for 1955, and Page Ackerman has been elected 
Represen ta tive-at-l,arge and Delegate to the General Council. 

Hilda Gray met at Berkeley on November 26 with documents librarians of 
the University Library on the Berkeley campus and of the State Library to 
discuss cooperative arrangements for collecting publications of the forty- 
seven other states. On December 7 she met with documents librarians of 
southern California, at the Honnold Library in Claremont, to consider a 
variety of documents matters. The librarians were addressed at this meeting 
by State Assemblyman Ernest R. Geddes, on the subject of state documents from 
a legislator's viewpoint; and Miss Gray, wlio is a member of the ALA Public 
Documents Committee, gave a progress report on the new ALA Document Manual. 

Seminars at the Clark Library 

As it has for a number of years. Professor Clinton N. Howard's Seminar 
in English History, 1640-1750, meets at the Clark Library every Tuesday after- 
noon during the semester. Two other seminars liave also been held recently at 
th e CI a rk . 

Early in November, Professor Robert U. Nelson brought thirteen students 
in Music Bibliography to the l^ibrary for a meeting. After touring the build- 
ing, the group assembled in the seminar room, where Mr. Nelson discussed 
materials selected from the Library's collection of 17th and 18th century 
music and theory. 

Professor Hugh G. Dick's English 200 ( Fli bl i ography ) seminar met at the 
Clark Library on November 15. His twelve students gathered in the rare book 
room, where Mr. Dick reviewed the history of printing from Gutenberg to the 
present. Some fifty rare volumes, including the Nuremberg Chronicle , the 
Baskerville Bible, and representative work of the Kelmscott, Doves, and 
Grabhorn presses, were displayed, along with a leaf of the Gutenberg Bible. 

The Dryden Project 

Volume I of the definitive edition of Dryden, which is in preparation at 
the Clark Library, and which is soon to be issued by the University of Cali- 
fornia Press, is now in proof. Professors Swedenberg, Hooker, and Dearing 
of the English Department, fortified with long galley pages, the original 
typescript, and dozens of John Dryden first editions, are devoting many hours 
of each week to the meticulous final editing of this major publishing project. 

CIA Proceedings Published 

A copy of the Summary Proceedings of the 56th Annual Conference of the 
California Library Association and the meetings of the California County 
Librarians, the Los Angeles Regional Group of Catalogers, and the Staff 
Organizations Round Table--a]l of them held at Long Beach last October--is 
available for interested readers at the Reference Desk. 

December 17, 1954 37 

Spade Work 

One of the best evidences of the success of the Staff Association's panel 
discussion last week was that at the end of two hours it seemed a shame to 
bring it to a close. Questions were still being asked, comments were being 
offered, and several of each had to be cut off at closing time by Ray Brian, 
the stern but genial chairman of the day. There was no doubt that the subject, 

Education for Li brari anshi p," appealed strongly to a large number of staff 
members. This is obviously not an 'academic' subject at UCLA, where there is 
promise of establishing a school of 1 ibrari anship that will help to fill the 
needs for adequate training of librarians in this more populous end of the 
nation's second largest state, and which will have an opportunity and an ob- 
ligation to overcome some of the deficiencies that librarians have been point- 
ing out in present educational programs. 

Mr. Brian had each member of the panel start off with brief remarks on 
some aspect of the subject. Herbert Ahn, as a recent library school gradu- 
ate, urged a greater concern for humane values and for the spirit of service 
in 1 i brari anship , in order to strike a better balance with the oft-emphasized 
technical methods and procedures. Robert Wienpahl, now a library school stu- 
dent, but one who has had library experience and has also earned a doctorate 
in another field (music), drew some personal comparisons between the two 
courses of training, and concluded that the work in 1 i brari anship is too thin 
to justify its offering as a graduate program. lie proposed a more careful 
integration of a more thoroughgoing course with undergraduate studies. 

Mrs. Tatiana Keatinge, who has recently been supplementing her earlier 
training with a summer course, to qualify herself for school 1 i brari anship , 
described the offerings now available in California for professional train- 
ing, and indicated that more opportunities in public-supported schools are 
needed than are now to be had. Mrs. Jean Moore spoke from her experience as 
a librarian in the university field and of her recent special tours of 
teaching, and she stressed the importance not only of solid content in 
courses but of greater utilization in teaching situations of librarians 
active in the field. Gladys Coryell urged the employment of other than tra- 
ditional techniques of teaching in programs for experienced librarians, 
particularly of workshops such as she conducted last summer in Arizona. 

Mr. Powell's eloquent presentation of the need for a strong, statewide 
program of library education in California com[)leted the set remarks, and 
there was then disc\ission between the panel members themselves and by some 
eight or ten members of the audience. Moderator Brian had no difficulty in 
keeping a spirited discussion going. Ilis problem was in giving as many as 
possible a chance to be heard, and he showed himself ca[)able of keeping 
remarks and questions on the track and of assuring a well-rounded considera- 
tion of the subject of the day. 

Study of Religious History at ICLA 

UCLA has become a center for research in the field of English mission- 
ary activity and English humani tari ani sm in general, largely as a result of 
the long service of research and instruction offered here by Professor 
Emeritus Frank J. Klingberg. As adequate library resources have always been 
a first requirement for careful study in any field, the University Library 
has been fortunate in the service Professor Klingberg has given in helping 
to develop such holdings as long runs of records of the Society for the 
Propagation of the Gospel (on film), the Church Missionary Society, the 
British Empire collection, and the important collection of 17th century 
tracts, sermons, and histories in the Clark Library. 

Professor Klingberg has worked with the Anglican missionary records 
since 1930. He has for some years been the associate editor ol the Histori- 
cal Magazine of the Episcopal Church, and a member of the executive com- 
mittee of the Church Historical Society. He has guided some fifteen of his 
graduate students into the field of church and missionary history, and nine 
of these have contributed to the pages of the Historical Magazine. 


UCL A Librarian 

rt for a quarter of a century, Professor 
stiiflv nf American relieious historv. and 

UCLA has played a unique part for a quarter of a century, Professor 
Klingberg says, in promoting the study of American religious history, an 
he believes that the plea for such study, made by the late Professor J. 
Franklin Jameson before the American Historical Society in 1908, has now 

Franklin Jameson before 
come a rea 1 i ty 

Staff Association's Charities 


ne su 
members t 
dona ti oris 

f o r a J) 1 o 
ren, and 
spent on 
mas party 
Vo t i n g a I 
resumed . 

Its of the Staff Association's questionnaire circulated among its 
o determine which charities the Association's annual Christmas 

should support fiave been announced, 
first choice of tlie members is that CARE be given $49, to be spent 
w for Greece, coal for a family in Austria, shoes for Korean child- 
a Resettler's Kit. The next choice indicated that S75 will be 
an adopted family this Christmas. Tlie Staff Association's Christ- 
will be cancelled and S25 given instead to the Children's Hospital. 
so determined that tlie monthly sending of CARE packages should be 

Two Area Programs Advanced 

The Latin American Comnji tte 
by Professor Reals on activities 
Latin American Institute on this 
ing as tlie library rep resen ta t i v 

This campus is particularly 
and througli a special grant made 
strong beginning has been made t 
ture relating to this area. Man 
particularly of material relatin 
America as a wliole. 

On Saturday Mr. Williams riie 
Committee to discuss UCLA's Near 
Rockefeller Foundation. UCLA is 
with a program of studies of thi 
six in the United States. The I 
this year with the appointment o 
Eastern history, Mohammed Nasir, 
Halkin, in Hebrew language and 1 
several years' standing. 

Discussion At Santa Barbara 

e met last Frulay afternoon to hear a report 
and progress toward the establishment of a 
campus. Gordon Williams attended the meet- 
rich in scholars of the Latin American area, 
a few years ago for library purchases, a 
oward com|) rehensi ve coverage of the litera- 
y gaps still remain to be filled, however, 
g to Hiazil, and to the economies of Latin 

I wi til Chancellor Allen and the Near East 
EasttMii program with John Marshall of the 
the only University west of the Mississippi 
s vitally imfiortant area, and one of only 
CLA program was only begun in a practical way 
f three professors, Hassan I. Hassan, in Near 
in Arabic language and literature, and Simon 
iterature, but planning for the program is of 

The December 4 meeting, on the Santa Harba 
University, and Researcii Libraries .Section of t 
consisted of an informal discussion which range 
"Serials in College and Research Libraries." M 
chairman, and she was assisted by Gordon R. Wi 1 
UCLA, Francis S. Allen, Librarian of the Califo 
lege in San Luis Obdspo, and Helen Azhderian, H 
use. Considerable discussion from the floor wa 
who presented numeious topics for consideration 
Subscriptions and Acquisitions; Organization of 
Public Records; Storing and Shelving; Rinding; 

Librarian Donald Davidson and his staff we 
in the new building of the Santa Barbara Colleg 
were served on the second- floor terrace overloo 
line which stretches south from the campus. 

ra campus, of the College, 
he Southern District of CLA 
d widely over the subject of 
rs. Johanna Tallman was the 
liams and Helen G. More of 
rnia State Polytechnic Col- 
ead Reference Librarian of 
s generated by the leaders, 
under the. headings of 
Serials; Cataloging and 
and Borrowing and Reference 

re hosts after the meeting 
e Library, and refreshments 
king the miraculous coast- 

December 17, 1954 39 

Children's Literature at the Morgan Library 

The Library has received the catalogue of a remarkable exhibition of 
childrens' literature now being shown in New York at the Pierpont Morgan 
Library. Perhaps there has never been a showing in this country of so many 
important rarities among the books and items from their collections. UCLA's 
single contribution is item 53 in the catalogue: R. L. Edgeworth' s Practical 
Education, Lichfield, 1780, one of three recorded copies, and the one present- 
ed by the author to his daughter, Maria, 

Report from Lakeside 

H. Richard Archer, formerly of the Clark and University Libraries, and 
now librarian of the Lakeside Press Library of the R. R. Donnelley & Sons 
Company in Chicago, has described his organization in the Winter 1954 
Quarterly News Letter of the Book Club of California. Two major collections 
are housed on the eighth floor of the great building of the Lakeside Press 
on the western shore of Lake Michigan. One is the Memorial Library, situated 
in a room of "Gothic arches and medieval splendor;" the other is the Training 
Department Library, the working collection used primarily by the R. R. Don- 
nelley staff. The latter contains important examples of fine printing pro- 
duced in England, Western Europe, and the United States. Though not strong 
at present in examples of recent printing, Mr. Archer says the Library plans 
to acquire a number of the more important books produced in the past decade 
or so in the United States and abroad. "You may be certain that the West 
Coast printers will figure largely in such a selection," he writes, "as those 
craftsmen in the two chief printing centers of California are recognized to- 
day as being among the country's most talented printers." 

Using the Old Bean 

We are indebted to the Louisiana State University Library, in its New 
- -_ iL_ r.i I K[ 1 1 inc/i\ r„.- i-Un fnii^Mu^nn V.»lr.fiil advice to 

repared an 
her condi- 

We are indebted to the Louisiana State University Library, in 
Books in the Library (November 1, 1^)54), for the following helpful 
librarians from the pen of one .Jared Bean, wlio in the year 1774 pr 
almanack to inform his readers of pertinent astronomical and weath 
tions--and how to run a library: 

Matrimony is no fit Diversion for the Librarian, Tlie dissipa- 
tion of Time, the vain Emptiness of Amusement, the general be-pester- 
ment that follows embarkation on this doubtful Sea so conspire to 
harass the Librarian and woo him from liis legitimate tasks as to be- 
hoove him to take a great Oatli never to allow himself to be entrapped. 
Tis the only safe course. Otherwise will lie find himself badger'd 
when he desires to read in Peace; led forth to Domestic Duties when 
he should be marshalling his liooks; and at all time Distract' d & 
Annoy' d, to the decriment of his Profession. 

Steer a straight course away from feminine Blandishments. These 
Females are as Leeches or Bloodsuckers, hardly to be torn off. They 
would make you take your Victuals at certain fix'd seasons to conform 
to their rules of Housekeeping, regarding not that you may wish to 
read at those Hours; while again they will Babble and Complain should 
it chance that after a hard night's reading you ask that a hot Supper 
be served at Daybreak. 

Shun them as you would the Devil! 

MILC's First Five Years 

The Library has received the fifth annual report of the Midwest Inter- 
Librarv Center, which provides sixteen research libraries of the midwest 
wUh efficient storage^f little-used material, and other libraries through- 
out the world with an example of well-planned cooperation. 


UCLA Librarian 

Among the achievements of MILC s first quinquennium reported by its 
Director, Ralph T. Esterquest, are the deposit of more than 800,000 vol- 
umes from member institutions, impressive progress in the organization of 
this material, disposal of large quantities of duplicates, prompt deliv- 
ery service to member libraries, and the completion of sets and genera 
assembled from deposits. 

During the past year nearly 200,000 volumes were deposited, most of 
them with a transfer of title, and 3,288 requests were received for use of 
the Center's materials, of which 90 percent were filled. 

The report points with modest pride to the last five years' accomplish- 
ments, and looks ahead to further development of its unique services to 
participating libraries, whose administrators have, in Mr. Esterquest' s words, 
"continued to approach the growing service of the Center in a progressive, 
experimental frame of mind." 

Full-bodied and Nutty 

The Bookseller (London's chatty weekly organ for the bo 
mentioned the current fashion in book reviewing of employing 
describe a book's character, and referred to a review in the 
D. W. Brogan' s An Introduction to American Politics which ju 
"strong, full-bodied, f ine- f 1 avoured Brogan Burgundy." Then 
came a new issue of The Gamut (Alec Boss's epistle to the La 
in which was recommended for reading Frederick Fennell's Tim 
(about wind instruments), and quoted from it was this quote 
Tovey: "The chalumeau octave is deliciously nutty in arpegg 
caily hollow in sustained notes." Since Tovey died in 1940 
there's nothing new in the pleasant practice of mixing up on 

Hippogryphic Tidings 

The excellent news has just reached us from The llippogryph Press of 
Chicago that its "sole founder and proprietor," II. Bichard Archer, is being 
awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, today, by the Graduate Library 
School of the University of Chicago. A " post- con vocation al and post-prandial 
celebration, with biscuits and sherry" is to be the order of the evening at 
5724 Kenwood Avenue in Chicago 37, and lI.B.A.'s friends here may want to 
direct a sympathetic toast in that direction sometime tliis evening. 

ok trade) recently 
the wine motif to 
Economist of 
dged it to be a 

in the same mail 
wrentian Kansans), 
e and the Winds 
from Donald F. 
ios, and dramati- 
it looks as if 
e's tasting pleas- 

( /"^y^u^^'f^^ O-^^t^^-'^^IX-sj f 

F Z;ibrarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office. Editor: 

Everett Moore. Assistant Editor: David W. Heron. Contributors to this issue: 
tdna Davis, Robert E. Fessenden, Diane Johnson, Lorraine Mathies, Wilbur J. 
Smith. Florence Williams, Gordon B. Williams, 
W. Bell in. 

Contributors to this 
raine N 
James Wylie. Cover by William 


JAN 3 




Volume 8, Number 7 

December 30, 1954 

From the Librarian 

No true bookman absents himself long from bookshops and libraries, even 
when he goes on vacation. Tlius, when Sol Malkin, founding editor of the 
Antiquarian Bookman, made his first jaunt west of Austin, Texas, he concen- 
trated on the book centers of Los Angeles and San Francisco in a week-long 
whirl that left his native guides somewhat dizzy. Jack Reynolds, the Van Nuys 
bookseller, brought Malkin to CLU via CLU-C, and the Messrs. G. Williams, 
E. Moore, R. O'Brien, and W. Smith joined us for lunch, following which John 
Moore took our picture. Malkin has always recognized the symbiotic relation- 
ship of bookshops and libraries, and the success of his weekly magazine is 
partly due to its lively reporting of matters of common interest. 

The University lost an able servant in the death of Business Manager 
George Taylor, and the Library a friend who never was anything but cheerful 
and helpful. At last Friday's service George's many friends were comforted by 
the message of lifegiving service spoken in his memory by Dr. Jesse Randolph 
Ke Hems . 

Because of the interest of the 1 
years ago, the Library began acquirin 
flora by Eugene Murman of Canoga Park 
panied by his librarian-wife (Mrs. Ro 
wood branch of the LAPL) brings in th 
from the pines of the Siskiyous to ex 

The Library now owns more than t 
Colored slides of them have been made 
schools throughout the West are benef 
Professor Johnson has been succeeded 
now a city-wide exhibit of Wurman's w 
which our entire collection will be 1 

Although he is now in his eighti 
his hand cunning and steady, as witne 

I want to acknowledge the he 
acquiring Murman plates. 

ate Professor Art 
g water colored d 
About once a y 
saleen Meek Murma 
e latest examples 
otic growths of t 
wo hundred of the 
by Harry Wi 1 li am 
iting from them, 
by that of Profes 
ork is being plan 
oaned . 

es , Murman' s eye 
ssed by the beaut 

hur Johnson nearly twenty 
rawings of California 
ear Mr. Murman, accom- 
n is at the North Holly- 

of his work, which ranges 
he Yuma dunes, 
se large floral drawings, 
s's Department, and 

The original interest of 
sor Mildred Mathias, and 
ned in Santa Barbara, for 

is still sharp and true, 
iful detail of his latest 

Ip of the Friends of the UCLA Library in 

Thus the year ends with the Library growing steadily richer and more use- 
ful, with happily no end in sight. I am grateful to the hundreds who make it a 
great service center for thousands, and look forward eagerly to the opportuni- 
ties of 1955. 




42 UCLA Librarian 

Personnel Notes 

Mrs. Marjorie S. Griggs, who has been appointed Senior Library Assistant 
in the Reserve Book Room of the Circulation Department, received her A. B. from 
Wooster College and studied in the Perkins Institute for the Blind, of the 
Harvard Graduate School of Education. She has recently been employed by the 
Balboa Insurance Company. 

Barbara E. Chetney has been appointed Typist-Clerk in the Circulation 
Department. Miss Chetney is a graduate of Chaffey Junior College. She worked 
as a student assistant in the library there and in the Honnold Library of 
Claremont College, and has recently been employed by the Beverly Hills Public 

The following reclassifications have been announced: Mrs, Martha Bensus an , 
Biomedical Library, from Senior Library Assistant to Principal Library Assistant; 
and Dorothy Warren, Biomedical Library, from Typist-Clerk to Senior Library 

Resignations have been received from Mrs, Marilyn Crura, Senior Library 
Assistant in the Catalog Department, to attend library school; and Mrs, Ruth 
Schies s , Typist-Clerk in the Circulation Department, to await the birth of 
her baby. 


Louis Fieser, Professor of Chemistry at Harvard, visited the Chemistry 
Library on December 9, while on campus to conduct a seminar. 

Professor T. W. Thacker, Director of the School of Oriental Studies in the 
University of Durham, visited the Library with Professor Clinton N. Howard on 
December 13. 

Dr, Esteban A, de Campo , Professor of History and Political Science in the 
University of the East and M.L.Q. Educational Institution, Manila, and Senora 
Roji, Elementary Supervisor, Madrid, were recent visitors to the Education 

Professor Motokazu Kimura, of Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo, who is 
spending a year at Berkeley as a Fulbright fellow, studying problems of taxation 
and public finance, visited the Library on December 17, 

Hari Washington Nagar , who is the only visitor of the fortnight who can 
claim the distinction of having been born in Washington, D.C. on the day of 
President Eisenhower's election, visited the Library on December 20. 

Miss Ai Kawaguchi , Acting Librarian of the Japan Library School Library 
of Keio University, who is a Fulbright student this year at the University of 
Denver School of Librarianship , visited the Library on December 22. 

Mr. Nagar at Long Beach 

Mr. Nagar carried his message of Indian librarianship to an audience of 
public librarians at Long Beach on Sunday evening, December 19, where he was 
the guest speaker at the annual Christmas banquet of the Long Beach Public 
Library Staff Association, at the Lafayette Hotel. James Cox drove Mr. and 
Mrs. Nagar to Long Beach for the dinner. 

Introduced by City Librarian Edwin Castagna, Mr. Nagar delighted his 
audience of about 100 with another of his provocative extemporaneous speeches, 
to which he gave the title, "The Library, an Ideal Place for Marriage." He 
told something of the marriage customs in India where it is necessary that the 
couple be brought together and introduced properly by the parents concerned. 
He then likened to this the position of the librarian in relation to the book 
and the reader, pointing out that one very important duty of the librarian i 
to officiate at the introduction and marriage of book and reader. 

Before the dinner, the travellers spent a pleasant half-hour at the 
apartment of Mr. and Mrs. Castagna. 


December 30, 1954 43 

Investigative Committee Reports Progress 

Gladys Coryell, Chairman of the Interdepartmental Committee on the Public 
Catalog, reports that the committee has had three meetings to date and that 
satisfactory progress is being made in its study of the function and use of the 
catalog. As the initial step in its investigation letters requesting a state- 

Mi . ._ .... .. 

become a fascinating topic of conversation at UCLA. 

Another 240 

Not quite three years ago (in February of 1952), when a unit of 240 card 
catalog drawers was installed at the Public Catalog, it was predicted that it 
would be about 1954 that the next such unit would be needed. 1954 is just 
barely still with us, but as if not to let this prophet down, whoever it was, 
another 240-drawer unit arrived at the Library last week and was installed by 
the Remington-Rand people. The latest addition has been placed along the 
paneled south wall of the Catalog Room, and in order to relieve crowding in 
the room each of the two free-standing cases on the center aisle has been moved 
eighteen inches to the center. Readers are kindly requested to hold their 
breath when passing through the catalog. 

Esther Koch is now planning a redistribution of the contents of the entire 
catalog, the actual work on which will be done during the recess between 
semesters. A report on this operation will come along later. 


On last Sunday afternoon, Librarian Powell made another appearance as a 
TV personality, this time on the " Cavalcade of Books" program sponsored by the 
Los Angeles Public Library. Together with City Librarian Harold L. HamiU, 
Mary Greer Scarborough, book reviewer, and Mary Roy, Librarian of the Henry 
Adams Branch of the Public Library, Mr. Powell spoke briefly about three books 
of 1954 which he had selected as outstanding: Glory. God and Gold, by Paul 
Wellman, Son of Oscar Wilde, by Vyvyan Holland, and Blue Canyon Horse, by Ann 
Nolan Clark. He recommended the last named, the only children's book mentioned 
on the program, to adults as well as children, for the simplicity, beauty, and 
poetic quality of both text and illustrations which successfully communicate 
the flavor of Navaho life in the story of an Indian boy and his pony. 

A Grandmother 

Mrs Claude E. (Mary) Jones became a grandmother on December 23 on the 
birth of a daughter, Victoria Anne, to the Joneses' daughter. Felicity Strommer. 

Mexican Holiday 

It was apparent that Sadie McMurry was enjoying a holiday recently in 
Mexico City, when members of the Catalog Department received a postcard from 
her showing the new library building of the University of Mexico. Before our 
reporter could get around to inquiring about her journey Miss McMurry herself 
appeared back at work - such is the way of today's rapid travel to our sister 
nation — and she confirmed that she had had fine weather, had a good time all 
the way down and back, and was particularly taken with the beautiful new 
University campus. To the staff of our Biomedical Library she brings back 
sympathetic w^^d that the Library at Mexico still lacks tables and chairs. 
Otherwise, she says, it's a magnificent building. 


UCLA Librarian 

A Collection of American Humor 

Davy Crockett, the Gamecock of 
from Tennessee — half-horse, half-a 
with the snapping turtle, bear-hugge 
could wring the tails off comets and 
Crockett myth, a portion of the tall 
of a unique collection of American h 
Many forms of early American humorou 
horse-sense, philosophers, misspelle 

the Wilderness an 
1 liga tor (as he b 
r and rider of a 

scare a coon wi t 
-tale humor of th 
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d "coonskin congressman" 
oasted) , a little touched 
streak of lightning — he 
h a frown. Such was the 
e Old Southwest, and part 
uired by the Library, 
luded here — Yankee 
1 commentators, frontier 
yarnspinners , tellers of 
folk tales, dialect wits, 
and local colorists. 
There are, according to 
Wilbur J. Smith of the 
Department of Special 
Collections, more than 
375 items, many of them 
rare and early editions 
as far back as 1789, 
including some valuable 
manuscripts. The result 
is that, combined with 
David Freedman' s gift of 
several years ago, the 
University now possesses 
a library of humorous 
Americana unequalled in 
this part of the country 
and hard to match any- 
where . 

Among this inter- 
esting material one finds 
editions of such unusual 
imprints as A. B. Long- 
street's earthy and vig- 
orous Georgia Scenes 
(1835), the rough and 
salacious practical jok- 
ing of G. W. Harr is' s 
Sut Lovingood Yarns 
(1867), the shrewd Yankee 
salesmanship of Sam Slick 
of Thomas C. Halliburton's 
The Clockmaker (1836), 
Thomas Bangs Thorpe's 
"Big Bear of Arkansas," 
which first appeared in 
the rare Spirit of the 
Times in 1841, and a host 
of other literary come- 
dians whose work belongs 
to the nostalgic, but not 
incommunicable past of 
rural, Jacksonian America. 

Humor and politics, 
then as now, were close 
companions, and the 
historical-minded will 
find in this collection 
much satire and humorous 
commentary on wars, elec- 

December 30, 1Q54 45 

tions, and presidents in the last century. Seba Smi th' s " J ack Downing" was 
one of the earliest of the horse-sense school of political philosophy whose 
adventures amused newspaper readers from the time of Jackson to the Civil War. 
"Artemus Ward," the alter-ego of Charles Farrar Browne (whose famous lecture on 
the Mormons is one of the rare manuscripts of the UCLA collection), once helped 
protect Lincoln from the office-seekers. And " Petrol eum V. Nasby," (David Ross 
Locke) wrote and illustrated a satiric life of Andrew Johnson in a vein similar 
to Thomas Nast's later cartoons of Boss Tweed. 

Mark Twain owed much to this school of humorous writers, including the use 
of a pseudonym. There was "Josh Billings," (Henry Wheeler Shaw); "Orpheus C. 
Kerr," (Robert H. Newell); "John Phoenix," (George H. Derby); "Major Jones," 
(William T. Thompson). These and others were the prototypes of the later humor- 
ists like Mark Twain, Will Rogers, George Ade, James Thurber, and Frank Sullivan. 

Like women's fashions, tastes in humor change rapidly, and a modern reader 
turning the c 1 osely - pr in ted pages of a book like The Ame r ican Jest Book and 
Merry Fellows Companion (1789) may find his curiosity piqued more than his 
sense of humor. Likewise, the comic almanacks, so popular in those days, have 
become scarce items of an t iquar ianism rather than 1 augh- provokers and informa- 
tion-dispensers. It is true, our ancestors laughed at different things and 
they might be likely to sit solemn-faced through the Comedy Hour on television 
and radio; nevertheless, we have in common a basic American love of laughter 
and it may be, in reading the works of these early literary jokesters, we will 
be learning something of the biography of ourselves. 

Robert Falk, Assistant Professor of English 

Wilde Activity at the Clark Library 

Several months ago, John Finzi of the Clark staff completed the cataloging 
of the "Wilde and the Nineties Manuscript Collection," comprising more than 
2,000 items. The result of his work is now visible to the public in seven 
drawers in the catalog: a detailed dictionary style section, and a chronolog- 
ical file. This is about half of the sets which ultimately will be completed 
by Mrs. Rice from the master cards prepared to date. 

The Wilde Collection is not static, and early in 1955 cataloging will be 
resumed to provide a record of new acquisitions. In recent weeks, several 
groups of "Wilde and the Nineties" manuscripts have been purchased, adding 
another 400 items to the collection. Among them are Oscar Wilde's own copy of 
Sallust, a school textbook with 54 pages of interleaved manuscript notes in 
Wilde's hand, and a copy of the third edition of The Ballad of Reading Gaol 
(1898), with several autograph letters from Wilde to his publisher tipped in. 

The Wilde Collection has always been of great interest to scholars on both 
sides of the Atlantic. As an example, assistance has just been given to Rupert 
Hart-Davis, the British publisher who is planning a collected edition of the 
letters of Oscar Wilde. More than 70 manuscript letters from Oscar Wilde to 
miscellaneous correspondents have been photographed from the Clark Library 
originals for use in the publication. The editor of the letters will be Allan 
Wade, whose Bibliography of the Writings of W. B. Yeats was published by Rupert 
Hart-Davis in 1951 and whose excellent edition of The Letters of William Butler 
Yeats was released late in 1954 by the same publisher. 

The Clark's Nash Acquisitions 


UCLA L ibrarian 

Pro Musica Velva 

Our Sunset Strip reporter has sent in word that the B Flat Bookworms, 
notorious vocal ensemble in the bear-grease and bay-rum tradition, have repre- 
sented the Library (!) at two recent cultural events: the Men's Faculty Club 
Christmas Hi-Jinks and the Christmas festival of the School of Engineering. 
Widely acclaimed by the critics, our man says, was an original Yuletide cantata 
by Concertmaster Donald Vincent Black entitled "Good King Sauerkraut Looked 
Out." Next appearance with the Philharmonic Orchestra. 

A Colonel 

William W. Bellin added lustre to his already sparkling career as actor, 
graphic artist, designer, and keeper of maps, with his smashing performance in 
the recent Royce 170 production of Peter Ustinov's "The Love of Four Colonels." 
In addition to his leading role as a mustachioed Soviet colonel (the mustache 
is now historical), the versatile Bill designed the stage settings for the play. 

J2 Ame ricans Speak 

A selection of famous statements by twelve 
by John E. Pomfret, Director of the Huntington 
title, 12 Amer icans Speak (San Marino: iiuntingt 
has reproduced facsimiles of original editions 
each of the twelve public figures, beginning wi 
eluding Thomas Paine, Washington, Jefferson, Ma 
Wilson, Hoover, and Theodore and Franklin Roose 
Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, 
tion, for Mr. Pomfret says "everyone is familia 
he uses, he observes, are "referred to almost d 
known in name rather than in substance." 

Most of the facsimiles are from originals 
several (including two from the UCLA Library) w 

The volume was designed by Ward Ritchie an 
and Simon, Los Angeles, and the facsimiles were 
press of C. F. Braun and Co. , Alhambra. As an 
will doubtless be one of the "books of the year 

great Americans has been made 
Library, and published under the 
on Library, 1954). Mr. Pomfret 
and has written annotations for 
th Benjamin Franklin, and in- 
dison, Monroe, Lincoln, Bryan, 
velt. Not included are the 
and the Emancipation Proclama- 
r" with them. The selections 
aily in the press, but they are 

in the Huntington Library; 
ere lent by other institutions, 
d bound by Anderson, Ritchie 
lithographed by the private 
example of fine bookmaking it 

Mea Culpa 

The Editor hopes that he can clear his conscience at this New Year season 
by admitting to less than adequate coverage of personal news about staff members 
during the past year. One glaring example was failure to report the marriage 
on October 12 of Noreen Pickering to Brian Harrison. (Mr. Harrison arrived here 
from England shortly after receiving his Master's certificate in the British 
Merchant Navy. ) There must have been other oversights — not many, he hopes — 
but with the assistance of staff reporters he is hopeful of fulfilling a New 
Year resolution to do better in 1955. 

UCLA Librar ian is issued every other 
Editor: Everett Moore. Ass is tant Ed 

Friday by the Librarian's Office. 
D . , ^, . , ^ ''°'"- David W. Heron. Contributors to this 

issue: Page Ackerman, Gladys A. Coryell. James R. Cox, Edna Davis, Helene E 


Schimansky, Florence Williams, Jam« 


l«M 9fiiy5D 



Volume 8, Number 8 

January 14, 1955 

From the Librarian 

Today I am en route to Washington and a one-day meeting tomorrow at the 
Folger Library, called by Director Louis B. Wright, with the sponsorship of 
the Ford Foundation, to consider some problems of research libraries. It is 
to be attended by thirty librarians, scholars, and administrators. I shall 
fly home on Sunday. 

Last Friday I was in San Francisco to speak again to the Browning Society, 
this time about western fiction. I lunched with Mrs. Sydney B. Mitchell, 
Mills College Librarian Evelyn Steel Little, and bookseller Constance Spencer, 
then visited bookshops until plane time. 

At a recent meeting of the Catalog Department I announced the impending 
advancement of Sadie McMurry to Assistant Head Cataloger on July 1st, when 
Rudolf Engelbarts succeeds Alice Humiston as Head of the department. Miss 
Humiston, Mr. Engelbarts, Miss Ackerman, and Mr. Williams joined me in expres- 
sions of confidence in the Engelbarts-McMurry team. Miss McMurry joined the 
staff in 1926. 

Professor Emeritus Charles Waddell brought his brother-in-law, Julian 
Ellsworth Garnsey, to call on me recently, and I met the man who painted the 
ceiling of the Main Reading Room, as well as the overhead decorations in 
Royce Hall. Mr. Garnsey now lives in Princeton, New Jersey, 

Twenty members of the staff joined me last Monday night at the first 
meeting of the Library Education Seminar. Each brought his own supper, and 
coffee was brewed by the never-idle Assistant Librarians. Seven study groups 
were organized and meetings were planned at three-week intervals throughout 
the spring. 


Personnel Notes 

Mrs. Margaret Dodge's title has been changed from Senior Typist Clerk to 
Senior Library Assistant. Mrs. Dodge transferred from the Librarian's Office 
to the Graduate Reading Room in September 1954. 

Mrs. Margaret Ann Moffett has joined the staff of the Catalog Department 
as a Senior Library Assistant. Mrs. Moffett received her A. B. from the Uni- 
versity of Washington in 1953 and has worked in the library there. 

Lawrence Clark Powell, Librarian, has been given the additional title of 
Lecturer in English (Los Angeles) for the period July 1, 1954 - June 30,1955, 
according to a letter from Mr. Robert M. Underbill, Secretary of the Board of 

48 UCLA Librarian 


G. D. Shallenberger, Professor of Physics at Montana State University, 
Missoula, visited the Library on December 27 with Gordon Williams. He is 
chairman of the building committee for Montana State's new library building. 

Mr. and Mrs. G. E. Burt, of Los Altos, visited the Department of Special 
Collections on December 28 to look at the Murman drawings of California 

Koichi Shimada, Professor of Economics and former President of Waseda 
University, Tokyo, visited the Library on January 3 with Professors Leon 
Howard and Robert Wilson, and was shown about by Mrs. Mok and Mr. Moore. 
Dr. Shimada has been visiting about twenty-five universities in the United 
States to study the progress of students from Japan in these universities. 
The sixty Japanese students at UCLA are one of the largest of such groups in 
the country. 

Dr, Sergei Bertenssorif who was once with the Moscow Art, Theatre, visited 
Special Collections on January 5 to consult Jay Leyda' s index to the draft of 
a book on Rachmaninoff which Dr. Bertensson is helping Mr, Leyda write. 

Thirteen honor students from Chaffey High School, in Ontario, were visi- 
tors to the University on Wednesday, January 5, and were guided on a tour of 
the Library by Gordon Williams. The high point of the tour was the Depart- 
ment of Special Col lections, where Wilbur Smith had arranged a special showing 
of rare books, manuscripts, and archival materials for them. 

Royce Collection Now in the Library 

Last month the Josiah Royce Memorial Collection, which has been housed 
in Royce Hall since 1927, was transferred to the Department of Special Col- 
lections in the Library, because of plans now being made for remodeling 
Royce. The collection contains books and articles by and about Royce, origi- 
nals and copies of some of his correspondence, his master's thesis and doc- 
toral dissertation, and pictures, clippings, and other memorabilia acquired 
through the generosity of Royce' s family and friends. 

In 1927 the Regents of the University approved a recommendation that the 
main classroom building on the new Westwood campus be named Royce Hall in 
honor of the great American scholar and philosopher. The Department of Philos- 
ophy undertook to assemble the memorial collection which was placed in an al- 
cove in the building, in Royce' s own large and stately walnut bookcase, where 
It remained under the department's care until the end of last year. The Li- 
brary will keep the materials as a special collection. 

Report on the Christmas Projects 

The Staff Association decided again this year to adopt a needy family 
for one of its Christmas projects, and the Social Committee purchased clothes, 
toys, food for Christmas dinner and a tree for the mother and three children 
from the $75 allotted for this purpose. The gifts were displayed in the Li- 
brary Staff Room on December 17, and then wrapped and taken to the Santa 
Monica Branch of the Bureau of Public Assistance, through whom the family was 

c • "Jnt ?"''«^".,<lelivered the gifts to the family," says Barbara McKinney, 
aociai Lhairman, and reported to us that the mother was overjoyed. The Com- 
mittee wishes to express its appreciation to all the staff members who con- 
tributed canned goods, and wants especially to thank the staff of the Govern- 
ment Publications Room for their donation of Christmas tree ornaments which 
were taken from their own tree." 

c. i-/*^^"^'' *^^ ^}^° received from the Children's Hospital thanking the 
btalf Association for their donation -- another of the Christmas projects for 
this year. "^ -^ 

January 14, 1955 49 

Exhibition of German Hand-Bookbindings 

Wherever there is a glass display case in the Library, there it is likely 
the Exhibition of German Hand-Bookbindings may be seen: in the exhibition 
room near the rotunda, the Main Reading Room, the foyer, the Graduate Reading 
Room, and the reading room of the Department of Special Collections. The 
collection will be on view through January 25. Librarian Lawrence S. Thompson 
of the University of Kentucky is to be thanked for arranging the collection's 
American tour, for which planning was begun early in 1953. There are sixty- 
six books in all, showing a great variety of styles and treatments in fine 
and case-bindings, with leather, fabric, and paper of many kinds, all wrought 
with deftness and ingenuity, and representing a part of the work done since 
World War II by Germany's outstanding masters of Einbandkunst . A limited 
number of catalogues are available through the Reference Department. 

Qianges in Cataloging of Monographic Serials 

In the interest of simplification and ease of use, cards with the name 
of the series at the top for individual monographs of series classified as 
sets have been removed from the Public Catalog and filed in the Catalog de- 
partment. The decision to do this was made some time ago, but was not acted 
upon because so many monographic serials were in the process of being trans- 
ferred to branch libraries, and analytics for several serials which were no 
longer analysed were being pulled from the catalog. All of this has now 
been completed in preparation for the shift into the new section of the cata- 
log between semesters. Approximately 74,260 cards were removed from the 

For such monographic serials which are cataloged under one call number, 
there is an entry under the name of the series and a checking card showing 
which numbers have been cataloged. Each item in the series has also, up to 
now, been represented by a card with the name of the series as the heading 
at the top of the card. These cards gave author, title, imprint, and full 
bibliographical information and were filed behind the checking card for the 
series and subarranged alphabetically by the author of the monograph. Thus 
the user of the catalog had under the name of the series a checking card 
and an alphabetical author index to the series. Some of the files under 
the names of the series were very long, but their use was not considered 
sufficient to warrant retaining them. 

The individual monographs in the series will still be represented by 
author, subject, and perhaps title cards, filed in their proper alphabeti- 
cal sequence in the catalog. 

SLA at Prudential 

A panel discussion on "The Value of Special Libraries to Management" 
will be presented next Tuesday evening, January 18, at 8 o'clock, by the 
Southern California Chapter of the Special Libraries Association, at the 
Western Home Office Building of the Prudential Insurance Company of America, 
5757 Wilshire Boulevard. According to Hope Smalley, president, this has 
been planned to draw attention to the important role of special libraries 
in the industrial and business development of southern California. Invi- 
tations have been sent to southern California management leaders and edu- 
cators, as well as Association members. 

Mr Powell will moderate the panel discussion of three sub-topics 
which will be presented by Miss Harriet Howe, acting director of the School 
of Library Science at SC, who will speak on "The Training of a Special Li- 
brarian-" Dr. William M. Simpson, head of the Structures Research Depart- 
ment of' the U.S. Naval Civil Engineering Research and Evaluation Labora- 
tory, whose subject will be "The Role of the Library in a Research Organiza- 
tion- " and Professor Robert D. Gray, director of the Industrial Relations 
Section of Cal Tech, who will discuss "The Role of the Library in a Business 

Organization." ,, , ^ •_..•• .. 

Early arrivals at the meeting will be given an opportunity to visit 
portions of the Prudential building and to view the modern recreation li- 
brary and lounge, Sherry Taylor, Prudential librarian, has announced. 


UCLA Librarian 

Annual Statistics of Libraries 

The "Statistics of College and University Libraries for the Fiscal Year 
1953/54." collected, as they are every year, by the Princeton University 
Library, show that UaA has gained one place since 1952/53, and now ranks 
seventeenth in total number of volumes. Our own arrangement of the first 
twenty libraries in order of size is shown below m the column on the left. 
On the right are the first twenty libraries according to numbers of volumes 
added in 1953/54. UCLA's fifth place in this column is also one ahead of 
that for 1952/53. 

The Library at Berkeley retains its sixth place as to total volumes, 
and in the volumes- added column has moved from its seventh place of 1952/53 
to third place, having leapfrogged CLU in this list. The most remarkable 
progress up the tot al- volumes column was made by Michigan, which moved from 
ninth to fourth place, nudging Columbia out of that spot, and causing Chicago 
to slip two places instead of the one yielded to CU. Michigan reported a 
gain of. 753, 520 volumes during the year -- apparently the result of a recount. 

The complete compilation gives statistics for thirty-eight libraries, 
and also includes amounts spent for books, periodicals, binding, and rebind- 
ing for 1953/54 and amounts available for 1954/55, and sizes of staffs and 
amounts spent for staff and student salaries. A copy of the tabulation may 
be seen at the Reference Desk. 

Volumes in Library 

Volumes Added 1953/54 
























Mi chigan 

Columbi a 

California, Berkeley 

Chi cago 



Pennsyl vani a 






Ohio State 

California, Los Angeles 

Johns Hopkins 

New York University 

Wi sconsin 


2, 304,434 
1,900, 137 
1,371, 193 
1, 159,153 
1, 146, 163 
1,056, 226 
1,048, 102 


Illinoi s 




Cali fornia. 





Cali forni a, 

Los Angeles 










Johns Hopkins 










Ohio State 











Wi sconsin 


Whitman Exhibit at LACC 

A Walt Whitman exhibition celebrating the centennial of Leaves of Grass 
is now being held in the Treasure Room of the Los Angeles City College Librarv 
and will continue through January. Miss Helen Herney of the City CoUegeLi-^' 
tlnl\."" ^"^"g-d the exhibit in the form of a "Symbolic Autobiography/' let- 
ting passages from Whitman's poems tell the story of his poetic life 

f^^b W^'SA^ib^ar ^ H^'^^'""''^ °' ^'^ ''''' e^itioroTlelleTof Grass, 
irihi^h't^e'Sso'iro^m^^^^/^o'uecti::;: ^" ' ""™'" ""^ '^'^'^^ ^-^-^-' -ve;a 

having to do with Jhitman ^^'" ^'"""' ^^"^'^'^ •^°'»" ^^<'«"''- Body 

January 14, 1955 51 

A Man-Bites -Dog View 

Rom Landau, of England, Moroccan authority and author of Moroccan 
• "iQCo t^^ Portrait of Tangier, visited the United States for six months 
in 1952-53 to attend the United Nations Moroccan debates and to teach for 
a term at the American Academy of Asian Studies in San Francisco. Among 
the dozen or so universities he visited across the country, he came to 
this campus, and in a chapter entitl ed "Hollywood" in his book, Among the 
Americans (London: Robert Hale, 1953), he describes his "first day in 
the Cinquecento Florentine surroundings of the U.C.L.A. :" 

The University of California at Los Angeles is yet another 
of those vast Western universities which, in spite of their 
spectacular increase in size, never seem able to catch up with 
the even more rapid growth of the Californian population. There 
was the usual campus with its comfortable, not to say luxurious, 
buildings, shady avenues of trees, green lawns, and a pleasing, 
though not necessarily confirmed suggestion of rural tranquillity. 
And, once again, the utter informality of dress, upon which I 
need not enlarge. There was also a competition for the best- 
looking (or was it the "most attractive"?) male student, and 
photographs of the contestants were exhibited on a blackboard 
under one of the campus' large trees. And, as usual, there was 
an excellent library, immense, modern and airy, in which hundreds 
of students were engrossed in their books. 

My afternoon lecture was preceded by a Faculty luncheon at 
which several of the professors concerned with Mid-Eastern affairs 
were present. Once again I found myself confronted by a situation 
that I had experienced (and described in these pages) so frequent- 
ly during the previous few months. All around there was evidence 
of a passionate desire to learn and to assume in the right spirit 
the new responsibilities placed on the shoulders of the "leading' 
nation. American youth and the American university seemed indeed 
to remember, and to make an effort to act upon, Walt Whitman's 
famous lines: 

"Long, too long America, 
Travelling roads all even and peaceful 

you learn' d from joys and prosperity only, 

But how, ah now, to learn from crisis of 
anguish, advancing, grappling with 
direct fate and recoiling not." 

And once again, there was genuine humility. Yet some of those at 
table were much- travel 1 ed men of great learning, and well known in 
their respective fields. It seemed as though every new contact I 
had with an American university was destined to be an invigorating 

-- And Comes Out Here 

,f Berkeley, referring in CU News for 16 December 

record through earphones 


UCLA Librarian 

stitution did not make it clear that 
taken from Pearson's Hoax! We don't 
the bachelors will take over, and we 
some other means of earning a living 

Bean Bagged 

The sharp nose of H. Richard Archer in Chicago smell ed something in the 
Librarian' s December 17 piece about 'Jared Beans' disquisition of 1774 about 
marriage for librarians that left him uneasily sniffing the air until he 
could get to his copy of a 'reprint' by Edmund Pearson of The Old Librarian' s 
Almanack (Woodstock, Vt. : The Elm Tree Press, 1909), and confirmed that the 
text ("somewhat garbled in the UCLA Librarian" ) is essentially the same as 
that on the page in this book, opposite the September calendar and forecast. 
H. n. A. has kindly sent us a correct transcription of Pearson's 'original,' 
which the LSD Library (from whom we carelessly cribbed the passage) apparent- 
ly had followed, though not too closely.* 

"On the basis of this irrefutable evidence," writes Archer, "I insist 
that you print an apology in the UCLA Librarian^ admitting this libel against 
married librarians, and suggest that LSI! Library be co-defendant if that in- 

their misquotation was incomplete and 
want this propaganda to spread, or all 
married librarians will have to seek 
and enjoying life." 

Edmund L. Pearson, who for several years conducted "The Librarian" 
column of the Boston Transcript, wrote his own entertaining account of the 
hoax in his Books in Black and Red (New York, 1924), in which he mentions 
that Sir William Osier was one of the famous people taken in by the Almanack . 
Among the bibliographical supports which Pearson had furnished for his little 
fabrication was a reference to its citation in "Mrs. Sarah Oilman Bigelow' s 
'Literary and Genealogical Annals of Connecticut' (N.Y. 1870),' a work which 
does not exist in trade or library catalogues. And no trace of the valuable 
collection of "the late Nathaniel Cutter, Esq. ," where Pearson said he found 
the Almanack , has ever been found by collectors or dealers. 

Thus has a bibliographer's passion for truth saved the day for marrying 
librarians, and to Dr. II. Richard Archer should go their thanks for putting 
the record straight. 

Publication of Historical Documents 

The recently published Report to President Eisenhower of the National 
Historical Publications Commission, entitled A National Program for the 
Publication of Historical Documen ts , outlines a government program of great 
significance to American historians. The Commission, which is composed of 
eleven prominent historians and government officials, under the chairmanship 
of Wayne C. Grover, Archivist of the United States, has surveyed a number of 
important unpublished sources of American history and has made specific pro- 
posals for their publication either by the federal government or by appro- 
priate non-governmental research institutions. The report summarizes the 
work already done in government- suppo rted documentary publishing, and out- 
lines plans for its continuation and expansion. In addition to suggesting 
bodies of documentary material associated with particular events or periods, 
it includes a list of more than a hundred collections of papers of promi- 
nent leaders which have never been assembled for publication. 

Among libraries of this region, the Huntington is represented impres- 
sively in the list, with material on almost thirty of the subjects under 
consideration. Other libraries on the West Coast which have significant 
collections of papers recommended for publication are the General and Ban- 
croft Libraries at Berkeley and the Stanford and Hoover Libraries. 

Already in progress is the preparation by the Commission's staff of 
a one-volume guide to depositories of archives and manuscripts in the United 

tster L.och S ^H • nT» ^^" '*'°"''* ^"'^ ^^^" credited to 'Master Peleg Gudger' and 

thafoth^r famiHar'na^e '-"i^ P°^"'\°"t. Sneed. we mxght add, is not la be confused wx th 
mat other tarailiar name in librarianship, Angus Snead Ma. donald of Snead and Company 

Januaty 14 


Hotbed of Editors 

The Library is supplying two new editors of news bulletins for the year 
1955. Paul Miles assumes the editorship of The CALibrarian, which is the 
quarterly newsletter of the UC School of Librari anship Alumni Association. 
He succeeds one of the more colorful of the latter-day editors in our pro- 
fession, the irrepressible Richard Dillon, of the Sutro Branch of the State 
Library, whose copy frequently required glosses, as when he indulged in such 
references as the Westwood Book Mines or the Davis Buffalo Preserve, or when 
he referred now and then to a certain university librarian as Elsie P. 

David Heron, already an assistant editor in this field, and himself the 
founding editor of The CALibrarian, is taking on the editorship of CSEA Uni- 
versity Chapter 44' s newsletter, The "44". Up to now this has appeared as 
an occasional sheet, but plans now call for a monthly publication, to provide 
more adequate and timely coverage of this very active chap.ter' s program. 

from Philip Reed, Printer 
133 North Jefferson Street 
Chicago 6, Illinois 



The Spirit of '55.- The mailing label of 
a printer who likes to get his work OUT. 

to Zs islue William W. Bellin. Robert E. Fessenden, Jeannette Hagan. 
Barbara McKinney, Florence Williams, Gordon WxUxams. 




Volume 8, Number 9 

January 28, 1955 


New York. As reported elsewhere in this issue, I 
Winter meeting of the Bibliographical Society of Americ 
noon meeting I lunched with Curt Buhler, Keeper of Prin 
Pierpont Morgan Library and my presidential predecessor 
curator of the Berg Collection in the N.Y.P.L., first v 
Society, The Society's governing council will meet aft 
this evening at the Grolier Club it will be host at a d 

Tarheelers Horn and Thomason are in New York for t 
Sunday night Andy and I will be on the train to Chicago 
attending a meeting at the Newberry Library of the Asso 

Mr. Williams arrives in Chicago on Monday as the L 
delegate to the Midwinter meeting of the American Libra 
will ask him to give a report on it to the staff when h 

am here for the 
a. Before the after- 
ted Books in the 
, and John Gordon, 
ice-president of the 
er the program, and 
inner for the speakers, 
he B. S.A. meeting, and 

On Monday we are 
ciation of Research 

ibrary' s official 

ry Association, and I 

e returns to campus. 

I am pleased to announce that the position of Biomedical Librarian has 
been reclassified by the Personnel Office to Librarian-4, as of January 1. 
This is a recognition of the stature attained by this major library division 
in the eight years of its existence, and to its founder and only incumbent, 
Louise Darling, who by her energy, devotion, and staff leadership, has made 
a place for herself (and for UCLA) in the international fraternity of medi- 
cal librarianship. I know that the entire Library staff shares my pride 
in her achievement and its recognition. 

The death of Ernest Carroll Moore closes the long, rich life of a great 
man in our campus history. I saw him last in the summer when Mr. Horn and 
I called on the Moores for Andy to say goodbye to his old teacher. My Octo- 
ber talk to the Faculty Women's Club was a tribute to Dr. Moore's enormous 
influence in building our library; it will appear in the next issue of the 
Quarterly of the Historical Society of Southern California, edited since 
the death of J. Gregg Layne by Dean Arlt. An early issue of the UCLA Librar- 
ian will contain some representative tributes to Dr. Moore. 



Miss Elizabeth Leighton has been appointed Senior Library Assistant 
in the Interlibrary Loans Section of the Reference Department. Before com- 
ing to this country Miss Leighton had worked in the Interlibrary Loan Bureau 
at Newcastle-on Tyne, in England. Since 1950 she has been a member of the 

Huntington Library staff. .... rr r ..u n- i ►• 

Miss Nannette Schlesinger, who has joined the staff of the Circulation 
Department as a Typi st- CI erk , received her A. B. from Washburn University, 
Topeka, Kansas, in 1950. 

cf- UCLA Librarian 


Judge Georgia P. Bullock of the Los Angeles County Superior Court, 
visited the Department of Special Collections on January 13. Judge Bullock 
has given the Library many of her personal documents and memorabilia. 

Also on January 13 Miss June Govett, Librarian of the Leyton Public 
Library in London, was shown through the Library by Page Ackerman. 

Charles W. Smith, Li brari an- Emeri tus and Bibliographical Consultant of 
the University of Washington Library, called on January 21, and obtained a 
card to use the Clark Library in connection with a seventeenth century 
bibliographical study he is working on. 


If funds for a general five per cent salary increase for state em- 
ployees recommended by the Governor are voted by the Legislature, Univer- 
sity employees will be included, according to a recent action of the Regents. 
Range adjustments will probably be made for most classes, thus raising mini- 
mum and maximum salaries by five per cent. The Regents also approved the ji 
following recommendation of the Finance Committee: f i 

"That, if a general salary scale increase for State and University non- 
academic employees is approved and funded by the Legislature, it be the 
policy of the Regents that so-called merit increases for 1955/56 be 
granted only to 25 per cent of those non-academic employees eligible for 
such increases, the funds thereby saved to be used for University pur- 
poses to be recommended by the President." (University Bulletin, Janu- 
ary 3, 1955) 

The Librarian's Office will make every effort to work out an equitable 
and objective basis for the application of the new ruling. 


At the Midwinter meeting of the [U bl iographi cal Society of America, 
which is being held this afternoon at tlie New York Historical Society, Librar- 
ian Powell, its President, is to chair the program which will include papers 
by Jacob Blanck, Editor of the forthcoming Bibliography of American Literature, 
on "A Calendar of Bibliographical Difficulties;" Marjorie Gray Wynne, Librar- 
ian in the Rare Book Room and Research Assistant in the Yale University Li- 
brary, on "Bibliographical Files for Research in the Yale University Librar- 
ies;" and H. Richard Archer, Librarian of the Lakeside Press, on "William 
Faulkner's Writings: A Challenge to the Bibliographer." 


Last month the Acquisitions Department issued the first of what it pro- 
poses to make a monthly list of Serials Titles Newly Received, All new serial 
titles being received in any of the libraries on the campus will be represent- 
ed in the list, and campus locations of issues will be shown. Periodicals 
published by foreign governments will be included in the list. As Mr. O'Brien 
says, the title has been appropriated from the former compilation of the Li- 
brary of Congress which was the forerunner of its present New Serial Titles. 
But it does accurately describe what the list is, and Acquisitions did not 
therefore search further for a name. 


A photograph by Charles (Wes) Wendl and, of the Library Photographic 

Service, appeared in the January 5 issue of Fortnight , in the article by 

Oliver B. Prickett on the Pasadena Playhouse. The subject was a 1945 pro- 
duction of "King Lear." 

January 28, 1955 


Joyce Carroll and Maureen Jones, student assistants in the Art Library, 
received cash awards from the Westwood Village Art Association scholarship 
fund at a meeting held in the Art Building on January 11. 


The Music Library has received as part of a special purchase by the Uni- 
versity about 120 Volumes from the late Alfred Einstein's personal library. 
Einstein was professor of music history at Smith College, and had been one of 

the great musicologists of his native 
Germany, which he left in 1935. He was 
best known for his work on the Italian 
Madrigal and as an authority on the 
life and works of Mozart; and he was 
engaged in editing Mozart's complete 
works at the time of his death. His 
library was especially rich in eight- 
eenth century mu si cologi cal works, 
biographies, music lexicons, and histo- 
ries on specialized subjects. Many of 
the volumes in our acquisition, in ad- 
dition to their musical importance, are 
pleasing examples of modern printing 
and binding. 

The Library is particularly happy 
in the acquisition of two long-stand- 
ing wants: the first volume of the 
catalogue of the Edwin A. Fleisher 
Music Collection in Philadelphia, 
issued in a limited edition and long 
out of print, and Schmidl's Dizionario 
Universale dei Musicisti, one of the 
most important biographical diction- 
aries in the field of music. 

A pleasant discovery in the col- 
lection is Dr. Einstein's personal 
bookplate, which lends a light touch 
to this erudite library. 


Of all kinds of books, an atlas is perhaps most likely to develop itchy 
feet. One of ours, we have learned, a 1942 edition of the Encyclopaedia 
Britannica World Atlas, has just come back home from Tucson, Arizona, with an 
assist from the University Library there. The Arizonans tell us that it came 
to them with a return address of "Columbia University" handwritten on a rath- 
er clumsily wrapped package- -po stmark ed New York, to be sure, but looking not 
at all like anything out of the Columbia University Libraries. Said atlas 
had first been missed from our reading room in 1948. It is now considered 
one of the better- traveled atlases of the Reference collection. 


The Bancroft Library, possibly stirred by reports of popular interest 
in our recent acquisition of fifteen photographs of Yosemite Valley taken in 
the 1860's by the pioneer San Francisco photographer, C. E. Watkins, put three 
of its Watkins pictures on display this month in the University Library at 
Berkeley. The subjects were a stage coach stop, an Indian rancheria and the 
North Dome in Yosemite Valley. The Bancroft Library, says CU News, has more 
than 225 of Watkins' s scenes of the West. 


UCLA Librarian 


The Biomedical Library has recently received an outstanding collection 
of thirty-six rare and valuable books in the history of ophthalmology, as a 
gift from Dr. M. N. Beigelman, well-known Los Angeles ophthalmologist. 
Among the famous titles is a fine copy of the 1572 Latin edition of Alhazen's 
Treasury of Optics originally written in Arabic in the first half of the 
eleventh century, George Bartisch's Ophthalmoduleia, Das 1st, Augendienst , 
of 1583, the first ophthalmic textbook in German or any of the vernacular 
languages, and Guillemeau's Traite des Maladies de I'Oeil, 1585, the second 
text in the vernacular and much the superior in substance. The Bartisch 
item is particularly interesting for its many woodcuts showing in detail the 
barbarous eye treatment current at the time, while the Guillemeau is gener- 
ally described as the best Renaissance book in its field. 

There is also the treatise Oculus Hoc Est of 1619 in which Christopher 
Scheiner, Jesuit astronomer of Vienna, gave the first demonstration of the 
way in which an inverted image falls on the retina. The eighteenth century 
is represented by the first, second, tliird, and fourth editions of Newton's 
Opticks and the works of MaTtre-Jan, Saint Yves, Silvester O'Halloran, Zinn 
and others; the nineteenth by such great names as Thomas Young, Antonio 
Scarpa, Beer, Bonders, and Di f f enbach. Included is Helmholtz's Handbuch 
der Physiologischen Optik in first edition and his rare Beschreibung eines 
Augen-Spiegels , 1851, in which the invention which revolutionized ophthal- 
mology was first announced. 

In addition to original texts, tlie gift brought us Julius Hirschberg's 
authoritative Geschichte der Augenhe i Ikunde in six volumes, a history for 
which the Library had been searching the out-of-print book market for several 
years. The whole of this very important addition to the Library will be on 
exhibit later in the year. Meanwhile it is available on request for examina- 
tion and library use.- Biomedical Library, New Additions to the Library, January 11, 1955 


The Biomedica 
tions of nuclear sc 
tion, and various t 
and examples of lab 
are objects from Hi 
of atomic bomb bias 
Proj ect. 

Early issues o 
evolution from a we 
lection was lent by 
the only complete f 

The exhibit wi 

I Library is now exhibiting material on the medical applica- 
ience. The exhibit shows books from the Library's collec- 
ypes of radiation counters, personnel protection devices, 
oratory instruments used in atomic research. Also included 
roshima, Bikini, and Frenchman's Flat showing the effects 
ts. The equipment has been lent by the UCLA Atomic Energy 

f the Oak Ridge Journal are also displayed, showing its 
ekly mimeographed leaflet to a daily newspaper. This col- 
Mrs. Stafford L. Warren, who has what she believes to be 
ile of the journal. 

II continue through February 11. 


One of the hazards of beautiful. 
Biomedical Library last week when a th 
a clear-glass panel adjoining the entr 
ways. He was not seriously hurt--not 
the blunt instrument that caused the m 
small cut, and his clothes were sliced 
who gathered around to see the frighte 
be able to lock us out of here tonight 
Grounds quickly took care of this by c 
of plywood. Some kind of etching on t 
sary to make them visable. 

clean, modern design caught up with the 
ird-year medical student plowed through 
ance door and shattered it a thousand 
even his head was cut, though it was 
ighty crash. His right leg received a 

in many places. Said some med students 
ning results, "Well at least they won't 

But the men from Buildings and 
losing up the gaping hole with a piece 
he glass panels will probably be neces- 

CORRECTION: The gift of the Christmas tree ornaments to the Staff Associa- 
tiva ^ r^n'^uf^ project was credited in the January U Librarian to the 
GoverZr^ Publications Room. Credit should have gone to the Bureau of 
Uovernment Research. 

January 28, 1955 59 


The Clark Library card catalog, having reached the stage of bursting 
seams that periodically afflicts all such files, has proudly added a new 
sixty-drawer unit. To make space for this addition, the first in ten years, 
It was necessary to relegate the old accessions file, maintained since the 
days of the Library's founding, to a rear room. The switch was made with 
assembly-line precision, says Clark Cataloger Conway, and the new cabinet is 
now ready to be put into service. He is of course beginning to plan where 
the next one will go! 


In honor of the centenary of the publication of Leaves of Grass, a 
Walt Whitman exhibit has been arranged in the Clark Library's north rare 
book room, in which the rare first edition, first issue, of Leaves of Grass 
is featured. Numerous subsequent editions published during the author's 
lifetime, and several examples from the modern fine printing section are 
also displayed, along with a dozen other titles by Whitman in their original 
edi t ions. 


for the use of its researchers, and suggested that no limit could be placed 
on what might be asked of librarians. Miss Hope Smalley, also of Port 
Hueneme, and President of the Southern California Chapter, presi-"-^ -' ' "- - 
meeting and during the discussion of the evening described the w 
librarian in a busy research library. 

ded at the 
wo rk of the 


Members of our staff have an exceptional opportunity each semester to 
study the art of bookbinding with Mrs. Margaret T. Lecky, who has achieved 
a wide reputation in more than twenty years of practicing and teaching in 
this field. During the coming semester Mrs. Lecky will again offer two 
courses. As part of the regular Department of Art curriculum in Applied 
Design, she will teach Bookbinding 173A-B; and in University Extension she 
will teach an evening class. Bookbinding 800A-B (not for credit), beginning 
on Thursday, February 17, and meeting thereafter on fourteen successive 
Thursdays, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Both classes are held in Art Building 


UCLA Librarian 


The visit to California last month of Sol M. Malkin, Editor and Pub- 
lisher of Antiquarian Bookman- -his first trip to the Far West--is reported 
by him in detail in AB for January 1-8 (two issues combined). The entire 
editorial content of this issue, in fact, is devoted to his sometimes lyri- 
cal, sometimes anguished observations on life in that incredible land be- 
yond the Rockies. His pleasurable impressions, we are glad to see, far 
outweigh the opposite ones. But among the latter is one he will probably 
never permit himself to forget: his "straying" (he must mean he was di- 
vinely guided) into "a place called ' Cli f ton' s' [no less!] for just a cup 
of black coffee," where he was "assaulted by organ recitals of Rock of 
Ages, Happy Birthday, urgings from a-pseudo-nun habited female to visit 
the grottoes for 'contemplation and medi tat ion' - -Lady , we cried, we just 
want a cup of coffee, no production! and we fled without paying for the 
' repast' • " 

Sol was royally entertained by the bookmen's fraternity in southern 
California ("the dealers divided us among themselves, with car, home and 
knowledge at our disposal.") And one day, he reported, the high point was 
"lunch with Larry Powell and his staff at Bullock's, with smartly attired 
women weaving their way through our courses, until it was explained to us 
that they were Bullock models... The Clark Library was a gem in a perfect 
setting. The UdA Library was just bursting at the breeches. If they don't 
get an additional building soon they'll have to convert the football stadium 
to a warehouse." (Dear Sol: We're not sure what stadium you mean; but of 
course every university has a stadium!) 

Our Editor-guest apparently loved our freeways- -though one can't be 
certain, for he calls them "fairways." ("Through parkways" he says they are 
called by Easterners.*) Par for the course is not mentioned. But reading 
about his impressions of this remarkable country is good sport enough. 
"Next week--the S. F. story," he promised as he wound up his tale. 
(This can now be read, in AB for January 15, and a jolly tale if is, too.) 


The Library at Berkeley expresses concern (CU News 13 January) over a "120- 
volume bibliography of Southwest fiction" which the University Bulletin for 
January 10 says is now in preparation by L.C.P. "It is presumed that a major 
stack shift will be instituted here shortly to accomodate this publication," 
reads the panic-struck comment from Alameda County. There is no reason to 
worry. It has always been assumed that CU would subscribe to the microprint 
edition -- one card of which will be published every five years during the 
next i^U years. This will allow time to plan for storage space in Berkeley 
or Hichmond. ' 

(And in England, "dual carriageways 


UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office. 
tditor: Everett Moore. Assistant Editor; David W. Heron. Contributors 
Lull u'vI'Vf uTv. t^^^""^""' )Villiam E. Conway. Louise M. Darling, Edna C. 
Mary DeWolf. Ruth Doxsee, Robert F.. Lewis, Florence Williams, James F 





Volume 8, Number 10 

February 11, 1955 


I am meeting this afternoon with the Chancellor's Committee to complete 
plans for the memorial service for Ernest Carroll Moore. It will be held 
next Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. in Royce Hall. Chancellor Allen will preside; there 
will be choral singing by the Roger Wagner group; tributes will be paid by 
President Sproul, Dean Lee, Judge Thomas Cunningham (UCLA '28, president of 
the Alumni Association), and myself. Staff members who wish to attend are 
free to do so. 

My recent eastern trip included a game of hide-and-seek with zero 
weather. It was prowling east while I was westbound on the train from New 
York to Chicago, and we passed somewhere in the night, 1 concealed under 
four blankets, one bathrobe, and one overcoat. Icy details from Mr. Williams 
and me at a staff meeting next week. 

The death of George C. Groenewegen last Sunday saw another campus pio- 
neer called home. He came in 1926 in charge of the 30,000 pots and cans of 
shrubs and trees to be set out on the bare hills and bean-grown fields. 
While others builded, he planted, watered, and warred with rabbit and gopher. 
The double row of eucalyptus viminalis which runs from Sunset to Le Conte 
was started by Mr. Groenewegen as seedlings in two- and- a-hal f inch pots. 

A library career which began in 1^43 as Typist Clerk in the Reference 
Department was marked by a large milestone as of January 1 when Miss Brad- 
street received classification as Senior Administrative Assistant. This is 
in recognition of the added areas of management (Photographic laboratory, 
building maintenance) taken over by her when Mr. Horn left. I think back to 
1044 when Miss Bradstreet and I were the entire administrative staff, and am 
more than ever grateful for her skillful and devoted service. 



The annual meeting of the California Library Association Southern 
District will be held on April 16 this year in combination with the Sixth 
Annual Conference on the American Southwest and Mexico, sponsored by the 
Rockefeller Foundation, at Occidental College. The Rockefeller Conference 
will open on Friday, April 15, and on Saturday, April 16, luncheon after- 
noon, and dinner sessions are scheduled especially for members ot LLA. _^ 
The theme of the library conference will be "Libraries in the Southwest, 
and librarians and interested friends throughout the Southwest are cordially 
invited to all sessions. Further details will appear in the next issue. 


UCLA Librarian 


Herbert Ahn, Librarian-1, in the Reference Department, leaves on February 
18 for service in the armed forces, thus interrupting an association with UCLA 
that began in 1950, when he entered the University as an upper-division student 
in zoology and began his library career as a typi st- clerk. He took time out 
for a B.L.S. from the University at Berkeley, and came back last summer to work 
first in Acquisitions and later in the Reference Department. 

We are fortunate to have obtained the services of Arnulfo Trejo for the 
temporary position in Reference left vacant by Mr. Ahn' s departure. Mr. Trejo 
comes to UCLA from a position as Head of Public Services at the National Uni- 
versity of Mexico, having had previous experience as Reference Librarian in 
the Mexico City College Library. His educational background includes a B. A. 
from the University of Arizona, an M. A. in Library Science from Kent State Uni- 
versity in Ohio, and an M. A. in Spanish Language and Literature from Mexico 
City College. 

Murari L. Nagar, Near Eastern Bibliographer, has resigned so that both he 
and Mrs, Nagar may accept positions with the Voice of America in Washington, 
thus enabling them to complete work on their degrees before they return to India. 
Mr, Nagar will continue to work toward his Ph.D. in Libr ari anship from Columbia 
and Mrs, Nagar will complete her work toward an M. A. in Education from American 
University. During his stay at UCLA Mr. Nagar has contributed both profession- 
ally and personally to the cause of li brari anship in this area by his intelli- 
gent interest in library problems and his enthusiastic participation in all li- 
brary activities. 

Mrs, Antonina Babb will start work as a bibliographical checker in the 
Acquisitions Department on February 14. Mrs. Babb received her M.S. in Library 
Science from the University of Southern California and a B. A. in foreign lan- 
guages from Roosevelt College in Chicago. Her knowledge of languages includes 
Polish, Yiddish, and Hebrew. 

Norma A. Claussen has accepted the position of Senior Library Assistant in 
the Circulation Department replacing Esther Balson, who has returned to New York 
to continue her studies at Columbia University. Miss Claussen has been on our 
staff as a student assistant since 1951. She received her B. A. degree in June 
of 1 ast year. 

Resignations have been received from Mrs. Kirsten Waller, Senior Library 
Assistant in the Catalog Department, to accept another position; Mrs. Elizabeth 
Louise Joyce, Typist Clerk in the Biomedical Library, to make her home in Glen- 
dale, California; Mrs. Phyllis Jean Gaines, Senior Typist Clerk in the Librar- 
ian's Office, to accompany her husband to Texas, where he will enter the Air 
Fo rce. 

Mrs. Margaret Neerhout, Secretary Stenographer in the Librarian's Office, 
has transferred to the Education Department Office to accept the position of 
secretary to Dean Lee. 


Staff members who have been appointed to committees of the California 
Library Association for 1955 are Louise Darling, on the Hospital and Institu- 
tions Committee. Everett Moore, on the Intellectual Freedom Committee, and 
Martin Thomas, on the State Documents Committee. 


Mr. Powell assumed the presidency of the Zamorano Club this week, suc- 
ceeding W. W, Robinson. 


r-f. ^^^A^l '^^''^"S had to operate for several weeks without a telephone, the 
n„ k/" Exchange Section, now situated in 120 I. has acquired one, and its 

r^« K h'k .1- ^^'^u ^P^"'=«> ^l'-- Co''. Mrs. Sciacca, and Mrs. Richardson may be 
reached by this number. 

February 11, 1955 63 


Mrs. Johanna Talltnan's father, Friederich Franz Allerding, master book- 
binder, visited the Library on January 21 to see the exhibition of German 
hand bookbindings. 

On January 25 W. E. Snow, biologist with the Division of Health and 
Safety of the TVA, at Wilson Dam, Alabama; 0. P. Breland, of the department 
of Zoology of the University of Texas, at Austin; and Donald L. Collins, 
entomologist with the State of New York, at Albany, visited the Agriculture 
Library with Professor Belkin. All three were in Los Angeles to attend the 
annual meeting of the American Mosquito Control Association. 


the job was done. On the morning of January 10, ten persons began by 
measuring the cards in the catalog to the nearest centimeter, and found there 
was a total of 52,308'^ centimeters of cards. During the next ten days, there 
was much mathematical activity behind the scenes, as assistants worked out on 
paper exactly how many centimeters of cards should be left in each drawer of 
the catalog, and how many should be taken out, in order to end up with 20.46 
centimeters of cards in each drawer of the new catalog. 

On January 19 markers were dropped into the drawers showing the begin- 
nings and endings of the new drawers. Lists of labels for the new drawers 
were then made, and labels were typed. These operations were completed by 
January 26. 

The actual shifting of the cards and the inserting of labels was begun 
on January 31 and finished at 9 a.m. on February 2. Two teams of two per- 
sons each shifted the cards, followed as closely as possible by two other 
teams of two persons each who labeled the drawers. They worked in two-hour 
shifts, so that no person except the two supervisors worked more than four 
hours a day on this phase. At no time were there more than a few rows of 
drawers empty, unlabeled, or incorrectly labeled. 

The project was scheduled for the slack period between semesters, but 
as there is never a period of the day or year when the catalog is not being 
used, readers were usually mingling with workers even at this time. Little 
real inconvenience seems to have restil t ed--most people being agreeably sur- 
prised that out of the apparent confusion the drawers they were looking for 
were quickly located for them by department members. Only a few, declining 
help, found themselves confronted by empty drawers where they expected to 
find their needed cards in their old familiar places. It will probably not 
take long for most people to adjust themselves to the new state of affairs. 


Proceedings of the First International Congress on Medical Librarian- 
ship, held in London, July 20-25, 1953, are published in Libri; Internation- 
al Library Review (Copenhagen) in a special enlarged issue (volume 3, 1954). 
Appearing here is Louise Darling's paper on the prickly subject, "Centraliz- 
ing Medical Library Resources." In her paper, Miss Darling reviewed this 
problem which has troubled and fascinated librarians and scholars for many 
years, and referred in some detail to the policies for library decentraliza- 
tion which have been followed on this campus since 1945. The published 
paper is accompanied by two full-page illustrations, one an air view of the 
UCLA campus on which locations of Biomedical Library activities are indicated, 
and the other an architect's rendering of the ultimate construction program 
for the Medical School and TeacFiing Hospital. 


UCLA Librarian 


Again this year deputies from the offices of the United States Director 
of Internal Revenue and the California Franchise Tax Commissioner will be 
stationed on the campus to provide assistance in the preparation of 1^54 
Federal and State Income Tax returns, according to Robert A. Rogers, Account- 
ing Officer, The service is available without charge to faculty, employees, 
and students. The United States representative will be here on Wednesday 
and Thursday, February 23 and 24, and the California representative on Thurs- 
day, February 24. The time and place for each is 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., in 
Administration Building 215. 


The School of Librarian 
during both of the 1955 Summ 
2 to September 11, Dean J. P 

Visiting professors and 
ing courses from the regular 
C, Colvin, Professor of Libr 
"Introductory Classification 
brarian of Lowell High Schoo 
mini stration"- - both in the f 
Professors Merritt, Mo she r. 

First-year students may 
quirements for the professio 
completed in three summers 
not be offered during the 19 

Students planning to en 
both the Graduate Division a 
School of Librari anship. 


ship on the Berkeley campus will offer courses 
er Sessions, from June 20 to July 30, and August 
eriam Danton has announced 
librarians will complement the faculty in offer- 
first-year curriculum of the School. Miss Laura 
ary Science at Simmons College, Boston, will teach 

and Cataloging" and Miss Elizabeth G. Scott, li- 
1, San Francisco, will teach "School Library Ad- 
irst session. Other courses will be given by 
Markley, and Sass, of the regular faculty. 

register for one or both summer sessions. Re- 
nal Bachelor of Library Science degree may be 

Courses beyond the first professional year will 
55 Summer Sessions. 

ter for the first time must apply in advance to 
nd the Summer Sessions Office, as well as to the 

As the tulip and dogwood blossoms flourish in the cool moist climate of 
Vancouver, so flourishes the pen of Neal Harlow, who reported in November to 
the Senate of the University of British Columbia on his library's activities 
for the preceding academic year. 

Mr. Harlow's annual report, whose attractive front cover is brightened by 
the title, "Know Your Library," rendered not unf amili arly, opens with a force- 
ful reminder to his faculty of the importance of the library as an educational 
instrument, and of its responsibilities as the major Canadian research collect- 
ion west of Toronto. The year's progress is indicated by a total expenditure 
for books and binding of somewhat over $112,000, an increase in the minimum 
starting salary for librarians, increased circulation, and liberalization of 
access to the library's bookstacks. He reports a shortage of space both for 
books and for people, but notes than an organization of Friends of the Library 
has been established and that during the course of the year the library ac- 
quired several important bodies of basic research material. 

He reported that the first keepsake prepared for the Friends of the Li- 
brary, Proclamation Providing for the Government of British Columbia, 19th 
November, 1858, whose cover is embellished with the arms of Queen Victoria, was 
ready for distribution when the report was published. 

Close on the heels of the Report came issue number 4 of Notes Informative : 
Inquisitive : Acquisitive: to Faculty and Staff from the Librarian, identi- 
fied as a publication which "keeps no schedule, is hawked about the campus only 
occasionally, is, in truth, happily irregular." It is full of the finest Har- 
lowisms, and ends with a new year's greeting, "especially to those who need 
library resources and will make a resolute stand for them among colleagues, 
librarians, heads, deans, princes, and powers." 

February 11, 1955 65 


Sen at < 

On January 10 a new Library Services Bill (S. 205) was introduced in the 
e by Senator Lister Hill ( D. , Ala.), for himself and twelve other Sena- 

..I believe the time has come for us to fill one other 
important gap in our educational process. No one can hope 
to understand the complexities of the modern world, of 
modern government, or of modern life without free and 
ready access to books, periodicals, and other sources of 
information. I intend to re-introduce my bill to promote 
the extension and improvement of public library services, 
particularly in rural areas, and I am confident that it 
will be well received by the 84th Congress." 

Identical House bills have also been introduced, twenty-three members 
having agreed to sponsor the measure in the 84th Congress. 


What happens when a grocery bill for olive oil and sponges is received 
by the Library? It goes to the Staff Association's treasurer, of course, 
who handles accounts for coffee and other supplies for the staff room. 
Kay Harrant, the said treasurer, seeing such a bill the other day, could 
recall no need for these items (no mass feeding, no mass bathing up there.) 
She therefore began to search for the party who had requisitioned them. She 
knew that when in doubt one asks Special Collections, the repository of many 
an unusual i tern- - sometimes for purposes unknown. From that department came 
the following reply: 

Dear Kay: 

I understand that you are curious about my grocery bill 
for olive oil and sponges. 

The olive oil I bought as a mange cure for my Newfound- 
land dog Adolf. The sponge was for a cake my wife made me 
last month. (It was good, too.) 

Incidentally, I paid that bill! 

W. S. 

This was helpful, and would have been accepted as the solution to the 
problem if just about that time news had not come from another quarter that 
olive oil and sponges are used by our master binder, William McKeown, who 
sometimes must ask for supplies and ingredients not normally stocked in the 
campus storeroom. Dill keeps no shaggy dogs and bakes no cakes down in his 
studio in room 20. What he does do the UCLA Librarian promises to tell in 
an early issue, for the work of this craftsman in our midst deserves to be 
better Known to members of the staff. 


UCLA Librarian 


Mr. Charles W. Smith, Librarian Emeritus of the University of Washington, 
a recent visitor at the Clark Library, is making a census of American holdings 
of The Practice of Pietie, by Lewis Bayly, Bishop of Bangor (d. 1731). This 
famous devotional best-seller of the 17th century has gone through seventy- 
five editions since its first publication about 1613, the latest having 
appeared in 1842. Except for one copy at the University of Washington, the 
only copies known by Mr. Smith on the West Coast are those at the Clark and 
Huntington libraries. The Huntington's seven editions, with one exception, 
were published before 1640, while the Clark's eight copies (including one in 
Welsh) were printed between 1640 and 1700. This is a striking example of 
the way in which our two collections supplement each other. 


Titie page of the Clark Library's 1672 edition 
in the llarmsworth "nieological Collection 

Everet Moore L tLt I^ L°''% "^".'^^ ""' ^'^^ L. brari an' s Of fi ce. Ed^tor. 
Page Ackeman' Willill ? x:' u^^V^ .^- "*^'^°"- Contributors to this issue. 

g Ackeman. Willx am Conway. Esther Koch. Florence Williams. James Wylie. 


MAR 5 1955 



Volume 8, Number 11 

February 25, 1955 

We were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Cotnan 
the lecture. W. W. Robinson speaks next 


From the Librarian 

Last night I had the pleasure of opening the Biverside campus library 
lecture series with a talk on some unusual book collectors I have known. 

at a Mission Inn dinner preceding 
in the series a month hence. 

On Wednesday afternoon I made my debut as Lecturer in English with a 
talk on Robinson Jeffers to Professor Kinsman's class in Narrative Poetry. 
I spoke one evening last week to the Valley University Women on some 
my experiences in collecting books for UCLA. 

We attended the birthday party for Van Wyck Brooks given by Professor 

and Mrs. John Vincent, and I was pleased to hear that our Library has been 

useful to both Mr. and Mrs. Rrook s on books they are writing while in resi- 
dence at the Huntington Hartford Foundation. 

I had an interesting visit with Mrs. Ruth Tyler, librarian of the 
Salt Lake County Public Library, who is on campus for a year as a Ford Fel- 
low in Adult Education. Mrs. Tyler joined Mr. Williams and me, with Pro- 
fessor Abbott Kaplan and members of his staff, at a luncheon for City Li- 
brarian HamiU and County Librarian Henderson, the purpose of which was to 
discuss library service to University of California off-campus Extension 

Several other ex- book sel 1 er librarians of this staff joined me re- 
cently at a luncheon for ex-librarian bookseller Roy Vernon Sowers, of 
25000 Mountain Charley Road, Los Gatos, Santa CJara County , Alta, California. 
The prefaces to Mr. Sowers' s catalogs are as rich and tangy as the air on 
his pear-orcharded and redwood-gro ved retreat where the hand-made walls of 
his adobe bookroom are one foot thick. 


Personnel Notes 

Mrs. Marion S. Larson, Librarian's Office, has been reclassified from 
Senior Typist Clerk to Secretary Stenographer. 

Mrs. Miriam Morton, who has been appointed Senior Library Assistant 
in the Catalog Department, received her B. A. from New York University, and 
was formerly employed in the History department on the campus and as a script 
reader with Twentieth Century-Fox. 


UCLA Librarian 

Senior Typist Clerk in 

the Librari an' s 

Beverly Marsden has been appointed j iv i i • o n.,ci 

Office. Miss Marsden has attended Santa Monica City College and Willis Busi- 
ness College in Santa Monica, and was formerly emp oyed in a doctor s ofiice 

Mrs. Marcia Tumin, who has been appointed Typist Clerk in the Biomedical 
Library, has been a student at UCLA. 


Francis Gates, of the Social Sciences Reference Service in the Univer- 
sity Library at Berkeley, visited the Library on February 4. 

Mrs. Anna Birgitta Booth, assistant at the Folklore Institute at Lund, 
Sweden, and author of a recent book on Cinderella (The Cinderella Cycle). 
visited the UaA Folklore Collection early this month in the company of 
Wayland D. Hand and Barbara Woods. According to Professor Hand she was high 
in her praise of the strength of our holdings and she spent a good bit of 
time writing down titles to acquire back at Lund. 

On February 11 Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Auerbach visited the Department of 
Special Collections to look at the Dykstra Collection. Mr. Auerbach, a 
graduate of uaA in the class of 1940, is now a member of the Los Angeles City 
Board of Education. 

Carleton W. Kenyan, head cataloger of the Los Angeles County Law Library, 
was a recent Catalog Department visitor. 

Visitors (Cub Division) 

Ferris wheels and merry-go-rounds have nothing on the Library when it 
comes to providing thrills. Cub Scout Den 4 of Pack 44: David Forman, 
Allan McCurdy. David Martin. Walter Whitaker fbrother of ex- Acqui si tions 
Dep,artmenters Mary Whitaker Oakley and Peggy Whitaker), and Michael Zell 
visited the Library recently, with Assistant Den Mother Mate McCurdy. The 
high points of the visit were riding in the automatic elevator, receiving 
cards with their names beautifully done in Chinese calligraphy by Steve Lin, 
and typing their names in Russian on the Russian typewriter -- and, after the 
Library tour, running up the hill to the big C. 

Mr. Nagar on Cataloging 

A few days before Mr. Nagar left for the East, he gave a talk to the 
Catalog Department on "The Magician's Crystal:" cataloging -- "a magician's 
crystal in which we can see the whole world and the entire field of knowledge." 
He described the Colon classification, originated by Dr. Ranganathan, and 
illustrated it with examples, among them his favorite: "Marketing - Cali- 
fornia - Grapes." He compared the general concepts of cataloging and classi- 
fication in India with those in the United States. 

Fellowships for Children's and School Librarians 

Continuing its generous contributions of the past two 
fornia Congress of Parents and Teachers is offering for th 
1955-56 two fellowships of $1000 each for students prepari 
children in the public school or public library systems in 
the recipients of the awards are not limited to California 
applicants must agree to spend two years following graduat 
libraries. One fellowship is available at each of the two 
schools in the State -- the University of California at Be 
University of Southern California. 

Those interested should write at once for further det 
tion blanks, to J. Peri am Danton, Dean of the School of Li 
Berkeley, or Harriett E. Howe, Acting Director of the Scho 
science at USC. 

years the Cali- 
e academic year 
ng for work with 

California. While 
, the successful 
ion in California 

accredited library 
rkeley, and the 

ails and applica- 
brarianship at 
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February 25, 1955 69 

Reports to the S taff 

The Library staff met on February 14 to hear reports of recent activi- 
ties by Librarian Powell and Assistant Librarians Williams and Ackerman. 
Mr. Powell opened the meeting with an account of his trip to the New York 
meeting of the Bibliographical Society of America, at which he presided, 
and of the Association of Research Libraries, at the Newberry Library in 
Chicago. He recalled seeing such ex-UCLA staff members as the Messrs. Archer, 
Harlow, Horn, J. Smith, Thomason, and Vosper; and he told with feeling of 
the trials he endured on the almost unprecedented train ride he took with 
A.H.H. from New York to Chicago. 

Mr. Williams reported on the midwinter conference of the American 
Library Association in Chicago, at which he was UCLA's representative. He 
presented brief summaries of proceedings of several meetings, such as those 
of the Future Conferences Program Planning Group, which proposed less com- 
partmentalized library conferences, the Association of College and Refer- 
ence Libraries, which discussed academic library finances, and the ALA 
Council, where several proposals were introduced for the revision of the 
ALA Catalog Code, to be discussed at various other meetings, and where 
announcement was made of a program of exchange fellowships for foreign li- 
brarians just initiated by the ALA International Relations Committee and 
the United States Department of State, of the establishment of a new li- 
brary school in Ankara, under the direction of Robert B. Downs, and of 
UNESCO's request of the International Federation of Library Associations 
to make a study of cataloging practices and possible codification of inter- 
national inter-library lending procedures. 

Miss Ackerman spoke briefly on current personnel problems being con- 
sidered by the University administration. 

Honor for San Diego's Librarian 

The good news has come out of the south that Clara E. Breed, City 
Librarian of San Diego, has been chosen Woman of the Year for 1954 by the 
Women's Service Clubs Presidents' Council of that city. Miss Breed's award 
recognizes community service which began in 1^28 with her first library 
work as children's librarian of the East San Diego Branch. She took that 
position the same year she received her B. S. in Library Science from Western 
Reserve University. She holds a B. A. degree from Pomona College. 

Mtcc r^T'<:>*iHc r»iit-ct-cinfjir^rr anniov^^rni^nt- naQ n*>^r, in nnl"?linin(r 1 

Miss Breed's outstanding achievement has be( 


A recent San Diego Evening Tribune article said that "for an award based 
on recognition in one's business or profession and on one's contribution to 
community. Miss Breed is a happy choice." Her many friends throughout Cali- 
fornia will agree. 

LC Is Also Growing 

A year ago we celebrated the addition of the millionth volume to our 
collections. The Library of Congress (situated in Washington 25, D. C. ) 
also achieved distinction recently when it received its ten millionth book. 
In writing of this accomplishment newspapers have been mentioning that LC 
owns not only irreplaceable source books but also one of the world's finest 
collections of dime novels -- 20,000 of them; some poems by Rudyard Kipling 
attractively printed on dinner plates; and a book bound in imitation sea- 
weed and barnacles. Like UCLA, LC also has a book bound in human skin. 

Further statistical breakdowns which have interested the press show 
that the Library has 14,200,000 manuscripts, containing the Presidential 
papers from George Washington to Calvin Coolidge, and 2,300,000 maps, 
2,000,000 photographs, 400,000 phonograph recordings, and 2,000,000 volumes 
and pieces in its musical collections. The grand, staggering total comes 
to 33,153,000 items -- 500,000 greater than a year ago. 


UCLA Librarian 

According to LC s annual report, 809,828 visitors came to the Library 
during the year 1954. Among those who dropped in were H.I.H. Akihito, 
Crown Prince of Japan, and Haile Selassie, Emperor of Ethiopia. 

LCP-TV Next Sunday 

Mr. Powell's TV fans may see (and hear) their man on next Sunday's 
"Cavalcade of Books" -- KNXT, Channel 2, 3:30 p.m. 

Concerning Tliose Memberships 

The shock of receiving bills for various professional and employee 
associations has had a chance to wear off now, but for those whose con- 
sciences may have allowed them to put off paying up and keeping in good 
standing in such vital organizations as the American and California Li- 
brary Associations, the Special Libraries Association, and the Cali- 
fornia State Employees Association, here is a reminder that approxi- 
mately one- sixth of the year is now gone, and delinquent members will 
soon be finding their privileges cut off. The importance of these 
associations should be apparent to all; but if there are doubts as to 
how necessary they are in our currently organized professional life, 
now is the time to think about how much poorer we would be without them. 

The work of the library associations in setting and maintaining 
standards, in promoting the extension of free library services, in ob- 
taining more adequate pay for librarians, in defending the freedom to 
read, and, through their specialized organizations, in providing for in- 
tensive investigation of particular library problems -- all these are 
functions that can be carried on only through strong and representative 
organizations. And here in the State University we should remember 
also what CSEA does for its members and for the betterment of publicly 
supported services to maintain good working conditions, good pay, high 
professional standards, and enlightened personnel practices. 

Obviously, the strength of each of these associations is in the 
voluntary support of its individual members. What does your conscience 

UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's 
Editor: Everett Moore. Assistant Editor: David W Heron 

iLlnll '""^•- H«;«»^ E. Schimansky. Florence Williams, James Wylie 
Photograph in Supplement by Harry Williams. 

Con tr ibutors 


Supplement -- February 25, 1955 

1871 - 1955 

Dr. Ernest Carroll Moore, first Provost of the llniversity of California 
at Los Angeles, died on January 23, at the age of eighty- three. He had re- 
tired in 1941, after having taught and served in administrative capacities for 
thirty-two years. Dr. Moore was a native of Youngstown, Ohio, and was grad- 
uated from Ohio Normal University. lie received his master's degree from 
Columbia University and a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. 

He had taught philosophy and education on the Berkeley campus from 1898 
to 1906, had served as Superintendent of the Los Angeles City Schools from 1906 
to 1910, was Professor of Education at Yale from 1910 to 1913, and then taught 
at Harvard until 1917. From 1917 to 19 IQ he was President of the California 
State Normal School in Los Angeles, and in 191P he became Professor of Educa- 
tion and Director of the newly established Southern Branch of the University 
of California, which in 1927 was renamed the University of California at Los 
Angel es. 

From 19 29 to 1931 Dr. Moore served as Director and Vice-President, and he 
became the first Provost of UCLA in 1931. In 1936 he relinquished his posi- 
tion as Vice-President and Provost and continued as Professor of Philosophy 
and Education until his retirement. 

His writings include What is Education"^ (1915), The Story of Instruc- 
tion -- The Church, The Renai s sances , The Reformations (1936), and I Helped 
Make a University (1952). 

One of the noblest achievements for which Dr. Moore will be remembered 
was his bringing to UCLA in its early years a remarkable group of teachers 
and scholars who at once set a standard of excellence beyond what might have 
been expected in so young an institution. Some of these are still active or 
are living in retirement near the University, and members of the Library 
staff delight to see them frequently. 

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We have asked several of Dr. Moore's colleagues, students, and friends 
to write comments on his contribution to the building of this campus of the 
University. The following have been received from these contributors, each 
of whom was in a position to observe something of the character of this man 
who will be long remembered as a figure of great strength in the critical 
early days of UCLA. 


During the formative years of the "Southern Branch," Dr. Ernest Carroll 
Nk>ore rendered a service of incalculable value. He combined the qualities 
of a great scholar with those of a great administrator, and was able over 
the years to build up a strong and inspiring faculty. 

Naturally, the University Library claimed a large share of his time 
and efforts. From a very humble beginning, it gradually expanded, during his 
term as Provost, into one of the outstanding university libraries in the na- 

He was in large measure responsible for the gift to the University of 
California of the William Andrews Clark Library -- now rapidly becoming na- 
tionally famous under the able directorship of University Librarian Powell, 
under whose jurisdiction it was early placed. 

I recall Dr. Moore's calling me one day with this announcement: "I have 
just come from a luncheon with Mr. Clark, and I think he is of a mind to give 
us his marvelous library. But he wants to talk over the subject with you as 
a member of the Board of Regents. Can you arrange it?" 

A conference with Mr. Clark followed the next day, as a result of which 
Mr. Clark gave me a letter to present to our Board, indicating his purpose 
to convey to our University his collection of rare books and manuscripts. 
Mr. Clark retained a life interest, but on his death in 1934, title to the 
entire property, including the land and the beautiful library building, be- 
came vested in the University. In addition, Mr. Clark in his will made the 
princely gift of $1,500,000 as an endowment fund for the permanent mainten- 
ance of the Clark Library. 

Edward A. Dickson, Chairman of the Board of Regents, and a member 
of the Board since 1913. As the only southern California member 
0/ t/je Board Mr. Dickson led the movement for establishment of a 
full-fledged University campus at Los Angeles. 


Frn.J"r^'^ seventeen years of pioneering as the first Provost of UCLA, 

leagues and K^'/r^^'f^^ ^^" °*" ^^^^l'^^ ^"^« ^" i""«^ c«rP« of ^ol - 
oTlradlJ^L r'V ^'^^^°"g devotion to their alma mater marked a succession 
Thi! lo^aUv^fi r'.f "' 'u^^'^u \"«tantly to the problems of colleagues, 
his facuu7to Ik rS f '^'T^^ ^^^ y^""- "« marched side by side with 
Californ a into f t J'T'" ^"^ "'f'" university education in southern 

and athletic f?.ldrf ll^'T'"'^^ buildings for the arts and sciences, 
ana athletic fields for the physically venturesome. 

then Ind'supDorterbrK"°\\''^'"u ^."' ^ '. ^^ '^' ""S*^"^ ^^^^'^^ Pl«". adopted 

campu: atTeft; : .\ L^SHf on-ranrD'^M ''^^ ^'^"^^ °!! 'the giant' 
tenacity during these efrW rr,. 1 " ^«°';^^ combined vision and 

fears of the Jfmid Ind ^h^ critical years won wide support and overcame the 
factors were sJon suool . ^H '"^<=*^^ "^^lons of the Herods. Two indispensable 
nium of mlllll an'aiste^e IT' '"'^ '" '^Tl' ^^'^y- ^«^ the" first bi en- 
legislature to start :ork r: llH7rT:lTV' ^^^.OOO was granted by the 

^\--]::-^:^i:::£^ ^-^-^ wo^m-^-h^^tiL-sii-^ - 
spirit of Moorra^d\^sT?on::ri^g'^ac^^^Tc:il:igu::!^"^^^ '^ ''- --'- 

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Dr. Moore was a lover of books. He belonged to the race of scholars, 
recognized as such by his tenures at Berkeley, Yale, and Harvard. Ever the 
way to approach him was with a book in hand. Respect for learning lived 
within him. 

Frank J. Klingberg, Professor of History, Emeritus, a pioneer 
member of the UCLA faculty, having joined the Normal School 
faculty the year before the Southern Branch was established. 


Although he had been in retirement for several years preceding his 
death in January at the age of ej. ghty-three. Dr. 'Ernest Carroll Moore, 
UCLA's first provost, left an indelible heritage. 

When Dr. Moore took hold thirty-five years ago UCLA was an insecure in- 
fant educationally on the Vermont Avenue campus noy/ occupied by City College. 
It bore the hateful name University of California, Southern Branch. It was 
considered just that, a branch, a normal school trying to be a university, 
a street car college. 

Nevertheless, Dr. Moore, a scholar himself, instilled standards of 
scholarship that have remained, despite the impact of athletics, war and 
tel evision. 

An educator, a philosopher, a man of books. Dr. Moore gave a required 
lecture course in those early days. It was an eight a.m. class, once a week, 
and to accomodate the hundreds of sleepy students, the auditorium, Millspaugh 
Hall, was used. Dr. Moore's own book, What Is Education? was the reference 
reading. The book's premise is that scholarship is its own reward and should 
not be regarded necessarily as a means to an end in- the commercial world. 

Dr. Moore taught well. Since his retirement, he and his wife Kate were 
familiar figures strolling slowly through busy Westwood Village, seeing what 
time and his vision had wrought. On these walks he frequently was recog- 
nized by former students who would stop and recall having taken his course 
and read his book a quarter century before. I happen to have been one of 
them and there was a lingering satisfaction in seeing his gentle, pleased 
smile. These casual meetings were doubtless one of Dr. Moore's genuine de- 
lights these last years. 

Matt Weinstock, columnist for the Los Angeles Mirror and 
Daily News, a onetime student at UCLA. 


It was most unlikely twenty years ago, when I became a student at UCLA, 
that I should ever meet Provost Moore face to face Unless I got myself into 
some extraordinary trouble. After all, we undergraduates knew this man as 
one of the giants who had built our great university; and we had very little 
idea as to how he had done it, with whose help, against what obstacles, and 
with what driving purpose. He was pointed out to me one morning as he 
climbed the front steps of the Library on his way to his office. I marked 
him carefully, with the admiring curiosity of an autograph collector too 
timid to ask for a signature, and assumed I would know him no better. 

But just before I graduated, he graduated -- from his administrative 
job to a happy five years of teaching and scholarly writing. On the advice 
of Professor Bjork I enrolled in Dr. Moore's course on the history and 
philosophy of education. That was a great course, inspiringly taught. To 
all of us -- and every seat was taken -- Dr. Moore was a warm friend, gentle 
guide to learning and to thinking, and wise counselor. Each day he amazed me. 

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For example, he was wont eloquently and lovingly to read long passages from 
Aristotle or Plato; and once I chanced to pass his desk before he had closed 
his books (which he carried in a Harvard green bag). I was curious to see 
his translation because it varied slightly from the Jowett which I had been 
following as he read. It was not a translation, but the text in Greek! We 
had been hearing, without realizing it, a beautiful sight translation. 

Later he served on my doctoral committee; and during my final examina- 
tion he mercifully engaged Professor Westergaard in a digression at a criti- 
cal point, enabling me to collect my wits at a time they really needed gath- 
ering. Later still he wrote me encouraging letters while I was in the Army. 
When I heard of his death, I shared the feeling of all his 'Students who have 
lost a good friend. 

Yet he had a good and full life. He toiled for years to develop UCLA 
for the faculty (Kate Gordon, later Mrs. Moore, was one of the faculty); and 
he was lucky enough, when this job was done, to teach there himself. After 
he retired from teaching, his interest in the University, which he and 
Mrs. Moore could see from their home, was unceasing. They lived together 
with their books (which Mrs. Moore once told me were crowding them out of 
the house), they visited the Library (which Provost Moore, Regent Dickson, 
and President Sproul had unfailingly supported), and they received their for- 
mer colleagues and students. 

Whenever I have returned to Westwood my steps have turned automatically 
to 516 Woodruff; and of course I shall call again some day, to chat with 
Mrs. Moore in the same old way. I shall miss him very much, though, as will 
many others, for a long time, because Dr. Moore was not a man who can be 

Andrew H. Horn, Librarian of the Universi ty of North Carol ina, 
formerly Associate Librarian at UCLA. B.A., '37, M.A., '40, 
Ph.D. , '4 J, all from UCLA. 

I remember Dr. Moore from my days as a student on the Vermont Avenue 
campus and as an employee of the Accounting Department. I transferred to 
the Executive Office the year he retired. Also, he was interested in the 
Alumni Association and as an active member, I came into contact with him 
there. In all the time I knew him, and in all the ways that we met, Dr. 
Moore gave ample evidence of his interest in the many facets of University 
life -- academic, spiritual, and administrative. 

One of my most vivid memories of Dr. Moore and his interest in the 
growth of the new campus when we moved out here in 1929, is his eagle-eyed 
scrutiny of the placement and growth of the trees. He watched over, not 
just a tree here and there, but every tree on the campus. If a tree were 
to be removed Dr. Moore knew it and insisted on knowing why. He was the 
guardian of the wild life on the campus and was one of the chief mourners 
when the bridge had to be filled in and we lost our wild-life ravine, 
which now houses the Art Building, the Music Building and the parterre be- 
tween. Jeanne Wall tells the story of Dr. Moore's request that Buildings 
and Grounds build a bird ramp. It seems" that he had seen a mother quail 
try to lead her brood over the curb, and the little ones couldn't make i 

Thl Z ner Drooa over the curb, and the little ones couldn't make it. 

Ine ramp was built! 

Mn..."^ memories of the University embrace many valued contacts with Dr. 

an7:o;keV:nh\1iy '^^ *"'" ^--^^h^P- I f-1 privileged to have known 

Hansena Freder ickson. UCLA alumna, who is Senior Administrative 
Assistant in the Chancellor ' s Offi. 

. ce . 

February 25, 1955 ' - Supplement - 5 


In my first remembrance of you, Dr. Moore, you stood on the platform of 
old Millspaugh Hall and gave of your wisdom to us, the greenest of freshmen, 
in your course entitled Psychology X. 

I remember, later on, your visits to the practice field -- Moore Field 
we named it -- to see your new man, Bill Spaulding, instruct his football 
charges, for, splendid educator that you were, you could see the value of 
college activities beyond the classroom. I remember, too, your later admoni- 
tion to Coach Bill in a telegram before an important game. "Fight the good 
fight," you said, and we did. 

You have helped build a great University, Dr. Moore. This splendid 
institution at Westwood, for which we have such deep affection, recalls to 
us the vivid role you played in its early history and development. 

It was you who brought many educational leaders to our campus to become 
our teachers, you who secured for us Kerckhoff Hall, our great Boyce Hall 
organ, and many of the collections now in our Library. And it was you, I 
recall so well, who suggested for the entrance to one of our buildings the 
inscribed words from Faraday, "Nothing is too wonderful to be true." 

It has been a rare privilege to sit at your feet, Ernest Carroll Moore, 
and to share in some small measure in your joy at the wondrous success of 
our great mutual project. We will always remember. 

John B. Jackson, Executive Secretary of the UCLA Alumni Asso- 
ciation; a graduate in the class of 1927. 

The following cont r ibut ions by Dean Lee and Librarian Powell are adapted 
from their remarks at the memorial service for Dr. Moore held in Royce Hall 
on February 15, which was presided over by Chance llor Allen, and addressed 
also by President Sproul and Regent Thomas J. Cunningham, Pr esident of the 
UCLA Alumni Association. 


How shall one evaluate the influence of a man such as Ernest Carroll 
Moore? As an instructor in the field of his scholarship Dr. Moore exempli- 
fied the best we know about the elusive art of teaching, a fact to which the 
ail-too- few men and women privileged over the years to study and learn with 
him can testi fy . 

As an administrator -- whether of a public school system, or a state 
college, or a university -- he piloted the institution under his charge at a 
given time with rare insight and courage, no matter how troublous the waters 
or how vigorous the activities of those who sometimes did not see eye to eye 
with him on matters of policy or practice. 

The significance of Dr. Moore's accomplishments in teaching and adminis- 
tration was enhanced by the characteristic, vouchsafed to so few men, which 
he possessed in such ample measure -- the capacity to envision. Furthermore, 
he possessed what most dreamers lack, the ability and the tenacity to see 
his visions through to reality. UCLA is the visible embodiment of his imagi- 
nation and his purpose, a monument to his far-seeing wisdom and his indomitable 
spirit. Truly he built a university! 

Edwin A. Lee, Professor of Education and Dean of the School 
of Education; he first joined the University faculty in 1921, 
at Berkeley; was Superintendent of Schools in San Francisco, 
1933-36; taught at Teachers College, Columbia, 1938-40; and 
came to UCLA in 1940. 

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Consider what an old fashioned man he was. While the rest of us went 
on wheels, he walked -- an act regarded by some as slightly subversive here 
in auto-land. Yes, he walked, while others rode, and as a result he saw -^ 
world with a walker's eyes, closely, carefully, lovingly; and he talked t 
people on his walks. 

Something else made him old-fashioned in this age of the newspaper, the 
magazine, the microfilt 

It was in libraries and bookstores that our friendship flourished. 

It was in libraries and bookstores that our friendship flourished. 
Downtown or in Westwood, at the Clark Library on West Adams, or in the Univer 
sity Library, I was always encountering this big homespun man, and his super- 
ficial fierceness was belied by the tender way he held a book and scanned its 
p ages. 

I used to be a bit afraid of him, he seemed so fierce and brusque, until 
I got my eyes adjusted to the twinkle in his and the crinkle at their corners 
Apd the last time I saw him, at his home last summer, it was he who expressed 
fear of me. 

"Kate," he called to his wife. "He's got our books, and now he wants 
our pictures." 

What a pillar of a man he was! I think of what Lincoln said about 

What a pillar oi a man he was! I think of what Lincoln said about 
Whitman: "T don't know who he is, but he looks like a\" 

My office in the Library is in the room which was his office when Royce 
Hall and the Library were the only buildings on this campus. He liked to come 
back and visit me there because there are books on the wall and hills out the 

ce asked me, referring to an 

By Lawrence Clark Powell 




Volume 8, Number 12 

March 11, 1955 


Houston, Texas. An Allied Arts Festival, co-sponsored by Mrs. Harriet 
Dickson Reynolds, Librarian of the Houston Public Library, brought me here 
to participate in a panel discussion of western writing and to give an even- 
ing address. I have also been visiting libraries and meeting bookmen, in- 
cluding Jack Rittenhouse, former Los Angeles printer and publisher who rep- 
resents the Zamorano Club's Houston membership. I shall stop over in El Paso 
on my way home to see City Librarian Helen Farrington, and writer Tom Lea and 
printer Carl Hertzog, both of whom are trustees of the Public Library. 

A week ago tonight I was in Lone Pine to speak to the Inyo County Teach- 
ers Institute, This is Mary Austin's "land of little rain," and I had some 
things to say about her books, and also learned from County Librarian 
Mary Cavitt that a plaque has been placed on the house in Independence where 
Mary Austin lived at the turn of the century. Among the small dedicated band 
of teachers in this second- 1 argest California county, I greeted several for- 
mer Bruins. 


Dr. Thomas McCoy, Director of the Samuel Roberts Noble Research Founda- 
tion, Ardmore, Oklahoma, recently visited the Chemistry Library. 

On February 28 Leon Goldenberg, Economic Attache of the American Em- 
bassy in Paris, a student of the French labor movement, visited the IIR Li- 
brary and consulted its collection of labor materials. 

Catherine Anne Pearce, Librarian of the Transportation Association of 
former col 

e I ine hiiiic rcuiLc, i_,xui ai j. an ui unc 1 1. cuopu i >, .^^.^ «.. ■■ 

in Chicago, visited the Library on March 2 with Mrs. Harrant, a 
lleague at the University of Illinois. Miss Pearce's library i 

described by her in the February issue 
Transportation Division issue. 

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UCLA Librarian 


Gordon Williams was invited to speak last week to the staff association 
of the Santa Monica Public Library about a number of matters concerning re- 
lations between their library and ours and about special pressures they are 
under as a medium-size library in a university region (e.g.: What services 
do you give to the general public? -- and How could we reduce unreasonable 
student demand on our library, especially telephone requests to check our 
catalog?) The result, according to Mrs, Martha Martin, of the Public Li- 
brary, was considered "a great success, and inter-library relations are pur- 
ring right along." 


In the course of showing Van Wyck Brooks the Clark Library I learned 
some things about a prodigious reader of books. In preparation for writing 
his great five-volume History of the Writer in America, 1800-1915, 
Mr. Brooks endeavored to read every book in English published in the United 
States and England during the 19th century, and he said that he read and 
took notes from five to seven hours a day for twenty years. 

"And who provided all these books?" I asked him. "Mostly the Yale Li- 
brary," he said. "Yale has everything a writer needs. Well, maybe they 
had to borrow a couple of books for me." 

Mr. Brooks has been in residence at the Huntington Hartford Foundation 
for the past few months, reading for the second volume of his memoirs which 
will cover the 1920's; and I was naturally pleased when he and Mrs. Brooks 
(she is writing a book on five New England women writers) reported UCLA's 
library as having most of the books they have needed. 

Van Wyck Brooks is no lately-come Westerner. He taught at Stanford 
before World War I, was at Carmel in the halcyon years, and has known 
Robinson Jeffers ever since -- cf. his Scenes and For traits . 

Soft-spoken, modest, generous in his praise of others, pink-cheeked 
and wearing a "crew-cut," this much younger seeming 69-year-old man is the 
latest addition to the company of visiting scholars and Writers whose unde- 
manding nature and warm appreci ativeness make librarians feel very good. 

One final miraculous fact: Mr, Brooks does not wear glasses. 



For the third year, the Agriculture Library will participate prominent- 
ly in the Educational Exhibit of the California International Flower Show 
being held at Hollywood Park from today through March 20. "California Na- 
tive Plants" is the theme for the exhibit, chosen by the Educational Com- 
mittee under the chairmanship of Dr. Mildred Mathias (Mrs. Gerald Hassler), 
Lecturer and Assistant Specialist in Botany on this campus. Dora Gerard 
has her own exhibit case (veteran of the Library exhibit room) this year for 
the display of a representative collection of works on California flora. 

Through the courtesy of Wilbur Smith, the highlight of the Library 
exhibit will be an artistic display of hand-colored botanical plates by 
Mr. h. O. Murman, whose work has been mentioned from time to time in the 
Librarian. Mr Murman studied natural history in the Ukraine, came to this 
country m 1906, and worked as interior decorator and artist for W. & J. 
Moane until his retirement. He has become well-known for his beautiful 
natural history drawings, notably those of California plants. Recently the 
Los Angeles County Museum displayed his Bird of Paradise plates. 

March 11, 1955 73 


This is a notable month for exhibitions' on the campus. Over 
in the Art Galleries are being shown the distinguished collection 
of modern paintings owned by Mr. and Mrs. Roy Neuberger of New York 
(closing today), and a "George Biddle Show" which includes forty 
lithographs by this well-known painter, sculptor , and printmaker 
(through March 20). Here in the Library, also, some exceptionally 
interesting exhibits have been prepared, under the direction of 
Mr. Be 1 1 in: 

Books, broadsides, and other examples of the fine printing of Saul 
and Lillian Marks' s Plantin Press of Los Angeles are now being displayed in 
the Library's exhibit cases. During the last twenty-five year§ the Plantin 
Press has developed the reputation for doing some of the finest printing in 
the United States, and the remarkably consistent quality of its work is re- 
flected in such books as Browning's The Ring .and the Book, Wister's The 
Virginian, and Henry James's Turn of the Screw published between 1949 and 
1951 for the Limited Editions Club, such Huntington Library publications as 
John Walton Caughey's Indians of Southern California in 1852 (1952), John 
Richie Schulz's Unpublished Letters of Bayard Taylor (1937), Dixon Wecter's 
Mark Twain to Mrs. Fairbanks (1949), and the handsome Nuremberg Chronicle , 
by Ellen Shaffer (1950), The exhibition will continue until April 1. 

Pri ze- winning photographs by. high school students from all parts of 
the United States are being shown on the display panels in the second floor 
exhibit room. The pictures were lent by the Eastman Kodak Company, and 
their showing on campus is being sponsored by the University Recreation 
Association's Photography Club. 

In observance of "Religion in Life" Week several outstanding speci- 
mens of religious books and manuscripts were shown last week in the Library. 
In addition to examples drawn from the Department of Special Collections, 
the display included Bibles lent by Dr. Edgar J. Goodspeed, Chinese Bud- 
dhist manuscripts from Professor Richard Rudolph's collection, Tibetan and 
Japanese manuscripts lent by Professor Ensho Ashikaga, and a contemporary 
Egyptian edition of the Koran provided by Miss Bedia Jamil. 


The Acquisitions Department has recently completed the processing of 
the library of the late William Thomas Palmer, consisting of about 1400 
volumes and a large number of maps and pamphlets. The collection was re- 
cently purchased from Dawson's Book Store. Palmer was a long-time resi- 
dent of the English Lake District (Cumberland and Westmorland Counties), 
and a hiking and mountain- climbing enthusiast. The collection reflects 
these interests, consisting for the most part of titles on mountain climb- 
ing, hiking, natural history, folklore, and British local history and de- 
scription. He also collected a smaller number of books on English church 
and manor architecture. Palmer himself had written several books and 
newspaper articles about the Lake District and was in constant touch with 
publishers and other writers, so that his library included many review 
copies, advance proofs, and presentation copies from other authors. 


The Gamut, published (as everyone should know) by the Staff Associa- 
tion of the University of Kansas Library, observes that 'according to the 
UCLA Librarian, a committee exists at Mecca [sic] called "The Interdepart- 
mental Committee on the Public Catalog" -- Try and get some meaningful 
initials out of that one! It was Robert Frost, we recall, who wrote in 
God's speech to Job in The Masque of Reason, "Deliver us from committees! 
If that's not in the prayer book, insert it!" ' 


UCLA Librarian 


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ters of vital importance to University employees were considered 
al Council of the California State Employees Association held 
San Jose. Delegates from UCLA Chapter 44 were especially 
th proposed resolutions recommending that steps be taken to 
ademic employees of the University under the State Civil Servi< 
ith a related resolution recommending that the Regents of the 
e requested to rescind the recent ruling that only 25 per cent of eligible 

employees should receive a merit increase in 1955/56. After 
ideration and discussion by all University delegates, various 
ew on these matters were reconciled, and the following resolu- 
epted by the Committee on Personnel and Civil Service and 
e General Council without debate: 

"RESOLVED, that the Board of Directors make studies and arrange 
for appropriate negotiations with the Regents of the University of 
California to establish and implement a progressive, consistent 
personnel policy, and that they be requested, as evidence of their 
intention, to rescind the restriction which they have imposed on 
merit increases; and be it further 

"RESOLVED, that if the University employees, through their 
representatives report that a satisfactory pattern of personnel 
administration has not been obtained within a reasonable time 
that CSEA, by the date of the 25th General Council, begin such 
steps as may be necessary to include non-academic employees of 
the University in the State Civil Service System." 

A second resolution 
Retirement System (SERS) 
System (OASI ) was passed 
bate centered around the 
than on the desirability 
were already agreed. Si 
argument on a variety of 

Copies of the two r 
Board in Room 200 and on 

Further discussion 
at Chapter 44' s dinner m 


concerning the integration of the State Ejnployees 
with the federal Old Age and Survivors Insurance 
after some heated debate on the floor. The de- 
best way to bring about such integration rather 
of integration itself, upon which most delegates 

nee this is a complicated matterj there is room for 

esolutions will be posted on the Staff Bulletin 
the Staff Association Bulletin Board. 

of the proceedings of the General Council was held 

eeting last night at Kerckhoff. 

The Wall Street Journal (Pacific Coast Edition) for January 25 devoted 
about forty-three column- inches to a front-page article on "The Coffee Break," 
which, it observes, has come of age as an American institution. In a sur- 
vey of businesses in various parts of the country, some employers consider 
that higher productivity makes up for any loss of time by employees, but 
others say that the break has a way of growing from ten minutes to fifteen, 
and then extending into unauthorized breaks as long as forty- five minutes. 
Some studies indicate the worker prepares mentally for the break fifteen 
minutes beforehand and recovers from it for fifteen minutes afterward." 
No general solutions are offered, but the article makes it clear that the 
custom has created a problem for every office to solve in its own way. 

An adjoining article reports that one industry, in Milwaukee, appears 
to have avoided the problem completely. The custom there, which according 
to a spokesman has been going on from time immemorial," is the beer break, 
iwice a day in the big breweries workers pause to sip their suds from 
bottles rejected because they weren't full. (It's that good warm beer, not 
spoiled by refrigeration. ) 

(When asked what application this fascinating news might have to 
libraries, our contributor said, "Does it really have to have one?"- Ed.) 

March U. 1955 



The Pythagorean Orders ° states an announcement received by the Library, 
'respectfully directs to the attention of the people of the world the fact 
that the year 1955 is approximately the Twenty- five Hundredth Anniversary 
of the founding by Pythagoras of his School and Confraternity , on the Island 
of Samos , (circa 5^5 B.C.) and. perforce , of the Birth of Greek Philosophy , 
and of higher education for laymen and laywomen; and suggests to the nations, 
the rulers of nations, the institutions of learning, the learned societies, 

the scholars, the scientists, the students, and the lovers 
of the aesthetic and the cultural, throughout the world, 
the propriety and amenity of observing, honoring, and com- 
memorating, throughout the world, in a suitable manner, 
that momentous and far-reaching event,' 

The Library has further been invited to become a 
Founder in North America of the Pythagorean Order upon its 
revival as an international confraternity, with the promise 
of being eligible, as one of the Founders from this conti- 
nent, to be selected as a Founder of the revived inter- 
national Confraternity at its promulgation and institution 
by the World Congress of Pythagorean Organizations in 
Athens, Greece, in August, 1955. Members of the Order are to have preference 
for reservations in the official Pilgrimage to Pythagorean Shrines in Greece 
and Italy following the World Congress. (We are assured that this invitation 
"includes the invitee's spouse, if any, and may be accepted by both or 
either. . . ") 

This generous invitation has come to us from one Colonel Hobort Huson, 
P.O.Box 631, Refugio, Texas, U.S.A. who also tells us how we may obtain in- 
formation about the International Vegetarian Union and the American Vegetarian 
Union, and who also suggests how we may get in touch with a certain travel 
service, situated conveniently in Corpus Christi, Texas, and described by the 
Colonel as the "Logi stici ans and sole travel agents " for the Pilgrimage. 
Bibliographical enticements are offered in the form of reading lists which 
may be obtained from the Dawgwood Library, whose address is also P.O.Box 631, 
Refugio, Texas. U.S.A. Pearls of Pythagorean Philosophy may be purchased 
from the Library for $1, as well as works by Colonel Huson, and other 
assorted writings on the subject. 


P. O. BOX 631 



last two weeks of March in Kyoto. Osaka, Nara and the vicinity. Sometir 
on week-ends, I go off to places perhaps two or three hours from Tokyo. 
After I've reached the destination, I am usually glad that I had made the 
trip, for there is always something unique or exquisite, characteristically 
native, to convince me that the trip was worth the effort. But the yf°''^- 
The trains and buses are always crowded, and sometimes are so crowded that 
not only is one tightly squeezed but one becomes absolutely unmovabie. 
Second class cars are comfortable, but not all trains have second class. 
Like all other problems such as acute housing, unemployment, rigid college 
entrance examinations, economic crisis, etc., the crowded transportation, 
too, is blamed on over-population. ,.rr- , i 

'Around New Year's vacation it was especially diiticuit to travel, 
since there were so many travelling to see friends and relatives. It was 
at this time that a group of us went down to Kyushu, and along the way saw 
people' getting in and out of windows of crowded trains. The distance 
between Fukuok a city in Kyushu and Tokyo is approximately twenty- four hours 
by train. Luckily, we were able to purchase second class tickets and be 
assured of seats with reclining chairs. Before we went south to Kyushu, 
we went to a place called Shimoda on the I zu peninsula. Japan is abundant 
with mineral spas, and this is one of them. 

-/. UCLA Librarian 

Shimoda does not seem to be too frequented by foreigners, even though it is 
famous as the place where Townsend Harris, our first American representative, 
resided. Probably, it is because the roads are very bad. It was two and a 
half hours of bumpy bus ride (which is the only way of getting there) over 
rocky roads, but the drive was along the peninsula coastline, and it was as 
scenic as it was uncomfortable. 

'When we finally reached our destination, we were delighted to find a 
quaint little fishing village against a picturesque setting of mountains and 
sea. My room in a Japanese inn had a private "onsen" (hot spring) bath. 
The bath water was first adjusted to the temperature I liked, and thereafter, 
the mountain spring continually flowed into the tub twenty-four hours of the 
day. The boy-san assured me that it was all free water provided by nature 
and I needn't worry about it, but during the still of the night when I could 
hear all that good hot water trickling down the drain and going to waste, I 
often felt like turning it off to save it. We enjoyed our first experience 
taking spa baths so much that sometimes we took as many as five baths during 
a day. As a matter of fact, taking Japanese baths frequently was a much more 
effective way of keeping warm than huddling by the hibachi...' 


Paul I. Wellman, our novelist-historian-neighbor of Westwood, gave an 
address last October before the Missouri Library Association on "The First 
Freedom," which has now been published in condensed form as the leading 
article in the March 1 issue of the Library Journal. He observes that "we, 
in America, have through long security become a little inclined to take it 
for granted that the freedoms of speech, of the press, of the written word -- 
that 'is to say, freedom of inquiry, criticism and dissent, as well as free- 
dom of agreement and conformity -- are ours, as inherently and without ques- 
tion as the air we breathe." But he shows that we have fallen far short of 
the ideal we often profess, and he asserts that it is the duty of all of us 
to unite in support of our rights to originality and thinking for ourselves. 
He hopes also that "we may regain the good humor which once magnificently 
characterized us as a nation, but which so many of us seem to have lost in 
these times." 


Last week's papers carried the news from Santa Barbara that Librarian 
John E. Smith had notified city officials that they should delete a bond 
issue of 170,000 for the Public Library from the coming city election. The 
reason was not that J.E.S. had thrown up his hands over it all and gone off 
for a month in Apple Valley, but that S250,000 had unexpectedly been left 
to the Library by a Miss Callie Chambers, 76 years of age, who was described 
as having lived a quiet life, but who was a frequent visitor to the Library. 
For several years she had made annual gifts of $500 to the Library. Her 
late sister, Delia, had been a cataloger there for thirty-one years. 


n.f..^"^°T'''°" about raising earthworms was something the County Library's 
oL.h!! \ r''"" '""^"^ "?.' Pl*^ ^"^^ ^""^" °" f°^ 'J^ite a while, though the 
ccHV.T TK''°""u^"r Finally a good pamphlet on the subject was dis- 
But if it'?^ ^l libraries were promptly supplied with this information, 

but 11 It isn t one prob em, it's another, and soon requests were coming in 
stLn.H "^N ' \^^trami -- and that one also had the reference people 
Shere w'ps if fo^'d^^'i' 'n'' '°°\" %]^-y announce in the Library's Ne.s Letter. 
Where w«. it found' In Bennett's Chemical Formulary, volume 5. page 196. 

EdUor VAZrV ^^^ T"^ other Friday by the Librarian's Office, 
to his ^ssue P a\ Assistant Editor: David W. Heron. Contributors 

this issue. Page Ackerman. Bruce A. Ferrell, Dora Gerard. James Wylie. 






Volume 8, Number 13 

March 25, 1955 

From the Librarian 

On Wednesday I breakfasted with John Carter, British bookman, who has 
been in this country the past year as personal attache to Sir Roger Makins, 
the British Ambassador to the U.S.A. In the afternoon Mr. Carter, accom- 
panied by the British Consul for Southern California and Arizona, Mr. M. C. 
Gillett, brought Sir Roger to the Library to see the Michael Sadleir Col- 
lection of Victorian Fiction. Wilbur Smith led a reception party which in- 
cluded Chancellor Allen and Professor Ewing. 

Not only did Mr. Carter aid Michael Sadleir in forming his collection, 
but it was lie who played the intermediary in transferring it from London to 
Los. Angeles. His books entitled An Enquiry into the Nature of Certain 
Nineteenth Century Pamphlets and Taste and Technique in Hook Collecting are 
classics of bibliographical writing. 

Through the good offices of Kenneth Macgowan and Mr. and Mrs. Jo Swer- 
ling of Beverly Hills (their two sons being Bruins) the Swerlings have given 
the Library a large and valuable collection of Anglo-American literary first 
editions. At a luncheon in the Village Mr. Smith and I, together with Pro- 
fessors Macgowan and Danes, heard them tell of their joys in reading and 
collecting, and finally in giving. After a career on Broadway, Mr. Swerling 
came to Hollywood twenty-five years ago as a film writer and producer. Ihe 
collection will be described in a later issue. 

Under the Chairmanship of Professor Ewing, George Sherwood, Professor of 
Mathematics, Emeritus, and I form the new Senate Committee on Memorials, and 
we met recently in my office to discuss procedures. 

Professor of Zoology, Emeritus, Loye Holmes Miller, now lives in Berkeley, 
and when on campus here last week he phoned greetings. Professor '^1/^^ has 
been with UaA for fifty-one years, having joined the Normal School faculty in 
1904. It was he who took the photograph of my predecessor, the late John h.. 
Goodwin, which hangs near the Public Catalog. 

final Emeritus Professor note concerns Charles Waddell who brought 
ter on the history of the Elementary School Library. Ihis 
devoted Library friend did not come to UaA until 1^10. 

I lunched recently with Meiie Armitage, impresario and book designer, and 
editor of Western Family, of which Mr. Armitage is now art direc- 

And a 
in a draft of a chap 

!xhibit of Armitage books, and 

Webb Jones, 

''°'^' Fifteen vears ago we staged the first exhibit of Armitage DooKS. ana 

later assSlld a complete coflection of them at the Clark Library, thanks to 

the eenerosity of Mrs. Edwin Corle and Mr. Armitage. ,, i * r =.„» 

the g^;^«^o y j^ ^ twenty-fifth anniversary of the first Merle Armitage 

book on BociieTl Kent), in observance of which Professor Banes and I are plan- 
ning a retrospective exhibit and a symposium on modern design. 


UCLA Librar ian 

Another celebrity who finds breakfast the only time on his calendar for 
book talk is Hen Grauer, veteran NBC announcer; and so next Tuesday, when he 
here on a flying visit as M. C. for "The Marcli of Medicine" on TV. I shall 

1 s 

meet him early for coffee and books. 

Occidental College is making plans to celebrate the fiftieth anniver- 
sary of Hobinson Jeffers's graduation next June. I met last week with Oxy 
Librarian Elizabeth McCloy and Cataloger Alice Gay to discuss a check-list 
of the Jeffers collection in the College Library. 

L.C. P. 

Personnel Notes 

Mrs. Helen Sheridan, Senior Typist Clerk in the Heference Department, 
has been appointed Principal Clerk in the Librarian's Office. 

Resignations have been received from Mildred Moore, Photographer in the 
Photographic Service and Mrs. Harnett Guerrero, Senior Library Assistant in 
the Engineering Library. 


On March 12 Harlan Thompson, of San Marino, an author of children's books, 
visited the Department of Special Collections and looked at materials in the 
Percival Collection. 

Early this month Marc //. Spine I I i , who is with the United Automobile 
Workers of America (AFL), and /?. A. Alsweet, Los Angeles labor relations con- 
sultant, visited the IIR Library and made use of its collection of labor con- 
tracts and state labor statistics material. 

Charles Crawley, Senior Tutor of Trinity Hall. Cambridge University, 
visited the Library on March 9 with Professors Clinton Howard and Mark Curtis, 
and David Heron, before his lecture on the campus on "The Suez Canal." He 
viewed the Sadleir collection with particular interest. 

Bernard W. Van Home, Librarian of the Portland, Oregon, Library Associa- 
tion, came to the Library on March 10 with Althea Warren, former Los Angeles 
City Librarian. 

Hideo Nakane , Chief Assistant Librarian, and Tatsuo Yoshida, Director 
and Architect of the Buildings and Lands Division of the National Diet Li- 
brary, in Tokyo, visited the Main Library and the Biomedical Library on 
March 15, accompanied by their interpreter. Joseph G. Yoshioka, of the Depart- 
ment of State. They have been visiting about thirty public and university 
libraries in some of the major cities of the United States to study library 
buildings. The Diet Library hopes to begin construction on its new building 
in June or July. The Rockefeller Foundation sponsored the visit of Messrs. 
Nakane and Yoshida to this country. 

Messrs. Susumu Yoshida and Kazuo Takahashi of the llinomoto Bunko, Los 
Angeles, visited the Oriental Collection on March 8. They were particularly 
interested in the research materials in Japanese. 


From 216 Liliuokalani Avenue, Honolulu 15, comes news of the birth on 
January 4 of Frederick William, to Pat and Bill Campbell. Pat is a former 
member of our Catalog Department, and both Pat and Bill are UC School of Li - 
brarianship graduates, Class of '54, now librarians at the Honolulu Public 

March 25, 1955 79 

Visitor's Report 

Following his visit to southern California libraries in January, 
Charles W. Smith, Librarian Emeritus of the University of Washington, re- 
ported on his experiences in Library In format ion , the library staff bul- 
letin of the University of Washington Libraries. "We can rejoice," he 
said, "in the location of the Clark and Huntington Libraries. They con- 
tain much rare and scholarly material not found el sewhere ' avail abl e on the 
Pacific Coast. They are a trifle inaccessible to local 'readers' who must 
depend upon busses or footpower, but they are capably staffed and well 
equipped with duplicating devices for those at a distance." Mr. Smith, as 
was reported in the Librarian of February 11, has been studying the hold- 
ings of Bayly's The Practice of Pietie in American libraries. 

Wa tumuli Gift 

A gift of $300 from the Watumull Foundation of Honolulu has been re- 
ceived by the Library for the purchase of books on India. Through the 
kindness of Mrs. G. J. Watumull, Chairman of the Distribution Committee, 
we are now able to strengthen our collection of materials on the general 
culture and history of India. Mr. Nagar, recently of our staff, carefully 
appraised the Library's collection, and finding significant gaps in our 
holdings, recommended purchase of a number of books. These have now been 
ordered as a result of Mrs. Watumull' s gift. 

Russian Collection is Described 

Dimitry Krassovsky' s article, "Russkii otdel Biblioteki Kali fornii skogo 
Universiteta v Los Anzhelese" (The Russian Section in the Library of the 
University of California at Los Angeles) appeared in the March 1955 issue 
of Rodniye Dali, a Russian Language Service bulletin published in I.os Angeles. 

His article describes the growth of the Russian language collection in 
the University Library and the problems faced in the acquisition of these 

Scientific and Technical Books from France 

A travelling exhibit of books published in France in the various fields 
of science and technology opened this week in the Engineering, Chemistry, 
and Physics Libraries. The books, numbering just under 400, were chosen by 
the French Ministry of National Education to be shown in American univer- 
sities, and the tour was arranged by the French Embassy in Washington. 
Copies of a catalog of the books, all of which have been published since 
1949, accompany the collection, and are available at the exhibits. The 
exhibit is being shown at UCLA through the first week in April, going there- 
after to use. When the show has finished its tour of universities, the 
books will be distributed to the institutions where they have been shown. 

Publications by the Librarian 

Two articles by Mr. Powell have appeared within the month. One, Pub- 
lished in the Quarterly Review number of The Michigan Alumnus (Winter 1955), 
entitled "Three Loves Have I," is the paper he read on October 6, 1953 as 
the Randolph Greenfield Adams Memorial Lecture at the Clements Library ot 
the University of Michigan (the'Three' being: "(1) collecting books; 
(2) keeping books (which includes reading them); and (3) giving books away. 

The other, "Trailing Books," was published in the Los Angeles Times on 
March 15. It recounts some book collecting experiences here and abroad which 
illustrate the operation of a law of supply and demand in the antiquarian 
book field. 

80 UCLA Librarian 

Increased Activity Reported by the County Library 

The Forty-Second Annual Report of the Los Angeles County Public Library, 
for the year 1953/54, presents an impressive index to this county's rate of 
development and to the County Library's achievement in providing library 
service from Catalina Island to the ever- extending frontiers of the San 
Fernando Valley and the San Gabriel Range. 

Librarian Henderson's brief report shows that the Library experienced 
an increase in circulation of fifteen per cent during the year, lending a 
total of 4,606,271 volumes. The number of branches from which these books 
were borrowed, is somewhere in the neighborhood of 120, including a fleet 
of four "mobilibraries. " The largest of these is in Compton, with a collec- 
tion of more than 135,000 volumes. The smallest, at the time of the report, 
was in Lopez Canyon, with a modest 42 volumes. 

More impressive even than the statistics are the illustrated accounts 
of the many ways in which the County Library reaches out across land and sea 
to serve its sprawling constituency, through its community branches and 
through hospitals, sheriffs' camps, and other special facilities. 

Empaneled Librarians 

This morning Everett Moore spoke at the spring meeting of the Western 
College Association at the Statler Hotel in a panel discussion of "The 
Research Resources of Higher Education." Other members of the panel were 
Dean Gustave 0. Arlt, Dr. John Pomfret, Director of the Huntington Library, 
Mr. Arthur V. Wilker of the Union Carbide Educational Fund, and Dean T. E. 
Strevey of USC, the moderator. 

'Tomorrow at USC, at a meeting sponsored by the School Libraries Associ- 
ation of Southern California, Mr. Powell will be a member of a panel dis- 
cussing education for librari anship, and Mr. Moore of another dealing with 
college and university library work. 

Historical Society Speaker 

W. W. Robinson, Past President of the Friends of the Library, will 
speak next Tuesday evening on "Adventures Under Three Flags -- Three Great 
Writers Look at Early California," under the auspices of the Historical 
Society of Southern California. The meeting will be held at the Earl Man- 
sion, 2425 Wilshire Boulevard, and will start at 8 o'clock. 

Higher Research 

The Interlibrary Loans Section of the Reference Department was re- 
cently asked to answer a twelve-page questionnaire from a graduate student 
in library science at a university east of the Mississippi, through which 
she was compiling data to be used in her thesis for a master's degree. The 
subject of her study is "Interlibrary Loan Filing Procedures in Libraries 
using the ALA Interlibrary Loan Form." The questionnaire takes up such 
points as where parts A to D of the request form are filed at various stages 
are nLn^^rrV '^ u^"^^ of request form (to be filled out by the borrower) 
fn . fc b r ^ ^""^ ""^^^ ^""^ ^^^^^- ^""^ ^"^h questions as whether a separate 
aiothe? ull.T r'^^'^T '^^"^^ll^d by a patron after they have been sent to 
another library (a rather refined category). 

librarv loan';.?^^'.^"'^^^^''"!^ ^^"^ overburdened with a stack of inter- 
tire of thH 'J,""f^^^^°"«! they find relative comfort in summoning up a pic- 
boxes earh of° k" '"'"'"^ °"' ^^"^ thousands of x' s in their little 
countle'ss catelr ■" '"^P^^^^^ting a fine shade of filing philosophy -- in 
s^Ju^iffL . T ■ ^""^ sub-categories, tabulating her elaborate data, an 

sibjef Slfo^re her^/"'rr''''/°"^ T^ conclusion! to bear on her thekis 
suDject belore her dreaded academic deadline in June 


r«r,^„- J -v,„v.v.,„it, ucauiiiie in June. 

shouir?eel encou^aLH^\*J'^P'°i'^'^' °^ education for 1 ibrari anship , we 
comeback! ""^°"^^g«d that the alphabet is showing signs of staging a 

March 25, 1955 


L.C.P. Report on Texas 

Peturning last week from a flying visit to Houston and El Paso, 
Mr. Powell reported to the Librarian's Conference on his impressions of 
people and institutions along the Gulf and the Rio Grande. He recalled 

the gracious and efficient hospitality of his Houston 
hostess, Mrs. Harriet Dickson Reynolds, visits with 
Kuch former Californians as the printer, Jack Ritten- 
house, and Hardin Craig, Jr. , Librarian of Rice Insti- 
tute, and the sprawling prosperity of Houston, with 
its broad highways, tall buildings, and meal-size sea- 
food cocktails. 

He recalled the flight across the width of Texas 
and the dry western ways of El Paso, whose handsome new 
public library was built by Robert E. McKee, well-known 
to UCLA, and planned and promoted by Helen Seymour Far- 
rington, expatriate southern Californian. Mrs. Farring- 
ton, he remarked, has won great respect and affection 
from her Texas constituency during her eleven years in 
El Paso. Mr. Powell also spoke of a pleasant luncheon 
and shop-talk with Carl Hertzog, one of the nation's 
outstanding printers, and a trustee of the Public Li- 
brary, and he returned with a sizeable increment to the 
Hertzog collection in the Clark Library. 

For a Greater Southwest 

As an official deposi 
sion, the Government Publi 
days for AEC materials fro 
viduals, some of them far 
on condition that we provi 
view of recent discussions 
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view of the matter. They 
western places as Ohio, Mi 
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receives a great many r 
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warm heart. 

Censored Books Exhibit at Kansas 

"Banned and Burned Books," an exhibit now being held at the Watson 
Library of the University of Kansas., features some of the books which, though 
suppressed and censored in former times, are today considered fundamental to 
enlightened thought and liberal education. 

Included among the books displayed are: The Bible, almost all editions 
of which have at one time or another been suppressed or burned; Galileo's 
Dialogo, banned as heretical in 1632; Gulliver's Travels, denounced in 1726 
as obscene and wicked; and Hemingway's Farewell to Arms, banned in Italy 
because of the account of the Italian retreat at Caporetto. 

Showing that censorship of the written or printed word is a problem as 
old as tlie words themselves, and just as persistent, the exhibit contains the 
reminder that over two thousand years ago Plato had said that Homer unexpur- 
gated was unfit for Greek youths; and less than two years ago a San Antonio 
ladies' organization proposed to remove 600 books from public libraries, 
among woiks by Albert Einstein and Thomas Mann, and an edition of Moby 
Dirk i 1 I U.St, ral »mI by Rockwell Kent. 

The iMii vt-rsi Ly' s announcement of the exhibit uses as a theme the passage 
from John Milton's Ar eopngi t ica (1644): " good almost kill a Man as 
kill a food Hook; who kills a Man kills a reasonable creature, Gods Image; 
but hee who .Ir sL i oy es a good Booke, kills reason it selfe..." 

g2 UCLA Librarian 

'Do You Believe in Jared Bean?' 

'Mr. Richard Archer, Librarian of the Lakeside Press, challenges the 
authenticity of our favorite librarian,' says the Louisiana State University 
Library, 'the eighteenth century Jared Bean who wrote The Old Librarian's 
Almanack. We quoted Mr. Bean in these columns, the University of California 
at Los Angeles quoted us quoting Mr. Bean,' and Mr. Archer cries, "Fraud!"2 
This charge has caused us no little distress. Not that it has shaken our 
faith in Jared Bean, which remains implicit, but we deplore this creeping 
virus of cynicism that in these days seems everywhere rampant. In an age of 
scientific reason, faith and intuition are of little moment. Documentary 
evidence is all that is accredited. 

'Mr. Archer states that Edmond Pearson, who originally found the Jared 
Bean manuscript in Nathaniel Cutter's library, later recanted and denounced 
Jared Bean as a fraud and a hoax. We understand that one of the arguments 
used by the cold-eyed skeptics of the authenticity of this manuscript was 
that Nathaniel Cutter, the lawyer, was never proved to exist. This, we think, 
is where the whole trouble began. We strongly suspect that Mr. Pearson had 
confused his lawyers. We would like to suggest that Mr. Pearson actually 
found the manuscript in the library of another eminent lawyer, Ephraim Tutt, 
Esquire. As everyone knows, Mr. Tutt once suffered the same calumny as 
Jared Bean, to the extent that Arthur Train, his closest friend and biograph- 
er, began to doubt Mr. Tutt himself. We are happy to say that in Mr. Tutt's 
case there were so many people that knew Mr. Tutt personally, or had seen 
him or written to him, that Arthur Train was eventually reassured. We under- 
stand, in fact, that in his later years. Train sometimes doubted his own 
reality but never again Mr. Tutt's. Too many people knew him. 

'Well, we know Jared Bean. We know his descendants of whom we have rec- 
ognized more than one here and there, and we know the fine ring of truth when 
we read it in the Almanack. After all, there are those who have questioned 
Shakespeare and Homer purely because of the scarcity of sufficient documentary 
evidence to prove their existence. We think some of these doubters got the 
coup de grace by the serene assurance of the man who said, "If Homer didn't 
write Homer, another man named Homer did." Or maybe Kipling had the best view- 
point of all: 

"When 'Omer smote 'is bloomin' lyre, 
...They knew 'e stole; 'e knew they knowed. 

They didn't tell, nor make a fuss. 
But winked at 'Omer down the road, 

An' 'e winked back--the same as us!"' 

')'riXi°,T'"" ^^^ ^°^ Angeles County Public Library which quoted U3 quoting LSU quoting Mr. Bean. 
{IJIA Librarian, December 17, 1954) , 

2 Ibid, January U, 1955 J 

UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office. 

tn fl,l .E^"«tt Moore Assistant Editor: David W. Heron. Contributors 
Roslnberl h'I ^ «^^%R- Cox. Di ane L. Johnson. TatianaP. Keatinge, Betty 
Art^ort^K Helene E. Schimansky, Florence Williams. James F. Wylie. 
Hri work by Neil Carlr"- ' 


APR 'cl .i.5i 




Volume 8, Number 14 

April 8, 1955 

From the Librarian 

Washington D.C. Planning a meeting next year of the Bibliographical 
Society of America brings me here for talks with Louis B. Wright, L. Quincy 
Mumford, and Frederick Goff. The meeting will be sponsored jointly by the 
Folger Shakespeare Library and the Library of Gjngress. After dining this 
evening with John Carter I shall take a midnight plane for home. 

I was in 
for the stack 
that was nece 
given a " do p 
There remain 
start in the 

Sacr amen 
the best visi 
with his fami 
Miss Gil lis, 
tour with her 
briefing by M 

Sacramento one 
addition. Vic 
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ass" by the Ass 
a few more hurd 

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t since we work 
ly and a look a 
lunched with Mr 
of the State L 
r. Corley and t 

day last week, prepared to testify to our need 
e President Corley' s brief remarks were all 
ntire University capital outlay program was 
embly Ways and Means (appropriations) Committee, 
les ahead; if all goes well construction should 

rian Fred Wemmer took the day off and we had 
ed together for CLA in 1950. After early tea 
t his Norman Douglas collection, we called on 
s. Zimmerman and some of her staff, and took a 
ibrary, before proceeding to the Capitol for 
he hearing. 

At a meeting of the Zamorano Club night before last, addressed by Carl 
Dentzel on Alexander von Humboldt, 1 was happy to induct a new member of 
the Club: Gordon R. Williams. 

A week from tomorro 
Southern District of the 
Conference on the Americ 
years of planning by a g 
speakers and a preview o 
memorable blend of enter 
New Mexicans, Arizonans, 
State Librarian to remin 
determined with wide-vis 

My own paper on " Th 
western Library Developm 
by the President of the 
more pioneers? Is the f 

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Education Seminar which 

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f their papers, I 
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rontier really gon 
wers continue to b 
hoi ds its fifth m 

on the Occidental Campus of the 
y Association and the Rockefeller 
he Mexican Northwest fulfills two 
rners. From my knowledge of the 
can promise those attending a 
tion, with an all-star cast of 
thern Cal i forni ans, and our own 
daries of the Southwest should be 

of Southern California in South- 
to answer questions posed earlier 
ry Association, "Are there no 

e developed by the UCLA Library 
eeting next Tuesday evening. 



Personnel Notes 

UCLA Librarian 

Janet Pumphrey has joined the staff of the Engineering Library as a 
Senior Library Assistant. Miss Pumphrey attended the University of Califor- 
nia at Berkeley and received punched-card training at I . B. M. and Bemington 
Band schools. She was formerly employed in the University Library at Berke- 
1 ey. 

Mrs. Nancy Covington has been appointed Typist-Clerk in the Librarian's 
Office and the Acquisitions Department. Mrs. Covington attended Humboldt 
State College. 


On March 24 Mary Burde tte , Librarian of the Marquardt Aircraft Company 
in Van Nuys, and Ed Rubin, an engineer on her library board, visited the 
Engineering Library and toured the Main Library to obtain information about 
expanding their library facilities and making use of University Library 
ser vi ces. 

Sir Reader Bullard, former Ambassador to Iran and present Director of 
the Institute of Colonial Studies of Oxford University, came to the Library 
with Professor Clinton Howard to meet with Gordon Williams, Rudolf Engelbarts, 
and Bedia Jamil, to discuss library aspects of our Near Eastern program, after 
which he visited the Department of Special Collections and the Sadleir Col- 
lection. That evening he delivered a Faculty Lecture on "Britain, United 
States, and the Middle East." 

Medical Library Group Meets at Medical Center 

More than fifty members of the Medical Library Group of Southern Cali- 
fornia met in the Medical Center on Wednesday, March 29. Louise Darling, 
Biomedical Librarian, and Dean Stafford L. Warren welcomed the group, and 
after a brief business meeting they toured the Medical Center, visiting the 
newly- acquired Theratron (housing radioactive cobalt), the surgery domes, and 
the vivarium, as well as the library. Miss Ackerman and Dr. Sidney C. Madden, 
pathologist, were speakers at a luncheon in the Religious Conference Building. 
Dr. Madden discussed the Medical School curriculum, and Miss Ackerman welcomed 
the visitors on behalf of the Librarian. 

Mrs. M. Gertrude Clark, Librarian of the Los Angeles County Medical As- 
sociation, was installed as president of the organization for the coming year, 
succeeding Mrs. Nancy Haynes, Librarian at the United States Naval Hospital 
at Camp Pendleton. One of the organization's major projects for the year 
ahead is preparation for the Medical Library Association convention, to be 
held in Los Angeles in June of 1956. 

Campbell Contest Is Under Way 

The Robert B. Campbell Book Collection Contest, now entering its seventh 
year under the generous sponsorship of Robert B. Campbell, bookseller of West- 
wood Village, again offers three prizes to undergraduates of $100, $75, and 
$50 in books to be selected by the winners. Each entrant is asked to submit 
a bibliography of his books and a statement of his purpose in making the col- 
lection. Ray Brian is the Chairman for the 1955 competition, and the judges 
are Professor John J. Espey, whose book, Ezra Pound's "Mauberley." is soon to 
be published by the University Press and Faber and Faber (London). Frances 
Llarke Sayers, author of children's books and Lecturer in English, and the 
author, Irving Stone. Entries are judged on how closely the collections 
tit the stated interests of their owners and on evidence of attention to the 
qualities of book design. The closing date for the contest is April 15. 
Any prospective entrants should be encouraged to consult Mr. Brian in the 
neierence Department. 


April 8. 1955 85 

Mrs. Mok in Washington 

Mrs. Man-Hing Mok attended a meeting last Friday and Saturday in Wash- 
ington, D. C. , called jointly by the Orientalia Processing Committee of the 
Library of Congress and the Special Committee for Cataloging Oriental Mate- 
rials, of the Division of Cataloging and Classification of the American Li- 
brary Association. The subject for discussion was the proposal for changes 
and modifications of the ALA cataloging rules for author and title entries 
and the LC rules for descriptive cataloging. 

Mrs. Mok planned to stop for a day in Chicago on the way back to visit 
the Far Eastern Library of the University of Chicago, and then to join her 
two sisters for a reunion in Milwaukee. 

Honorary Fraternity Elects J. Wylie 

James Wylie, of the Reference Department, recently became a member of 
Beta Phi Mu , the national honorary library science fraternity with head- 
quarters at the University of Illinois. 


Mary Kerr was married last Saturday to Gibson Reaves, who is Assistant 
Professor of Astronomy at SC. Mrs. Reaves will continue in the Reference De- 
partment through next June. 

Prize-Winning Exhibition 

The exhibit prepared by the Agriculture Library for the annual Inter- 
national Flower Show recently held at Hollywood Park won a special award as 
an outstanding educational display. It was prepared by Dora Gerard, with 
the assistance of Dr. Mildred Mathias and other members of the College of 
Agriculture, and featured the flower paintings of E. 0. Murman. The award 
was in the form of a gold plaque engraved: "Award of Merit from California 
International Flower Show to University of California at Los Angeles -- Out- 
standing Educational Exhibit." 

Library Greets Young Visitors 

The ceimpus was taken over for the day on Saturday, March 26, by about 
2,800 high school honor students of southern California, for the annual 
meeting of the California Scholarship Federation. 

About 550 of the students were conducted on fifteen-minute tours of 
the Library by Carolyn Cravens, Ted Finnerty, Marianne Fulcher, Frances 
Garneck, and Fred Mil stein, student assistants in the Undergraduate Library. 
Mr. Thomas, who organized the tours, reports that several hundred other stu- 
dents and a number of their teachers, inspected the Library by themselves; 
and an unofficial count showed that on this rather warm day each of the 2800 
visitors took an average of five drinks from the Library's popular ice-water 

Staff Book Recommendations Are Invited 

Betty Rosenberg, chief of the Bibliography Section of the Acquisitions 
Department, reminds staff members that they are encouraged to submit order 
slips to that department suggesting the purchase of books appropriate to any 
of the Library's collections. Recommendations are particularly welcome from 
staff members who have access to foreign or specialized bibliography or jour- 
nals. All recommendations should be signed, should cite sources, and conform 
to style suggested by the Adminis trative Manual, giving all available biblio- 
graphical information. The Acquisitions Department also appreciates sugges- 
tions as to which University department's book funds might appropriately be 
used for purchasing the books so recommended. 


UCLA Librarian 

Takita-San Visits Old UCLA Friends 

We have received a letter from Hi ro 
the Hiroshima University Library, report 
there on March 21, thus continuing an ex 
our two library staffs that was begun in 
UO^A. Mr. and Mrs. Moore called at Hi ro 
year in Japan, and Mr. Ko j i ro Kishimoto, 
called on us last June on his way home f 
University, where he was one of Mr. Powe 
with Miss Eleanor L. Olson, Curator of 
Museum, whom Mr. Kishimoto had also met 

Mr. Yamanaka remarks in his letter 
... to go to Shikoku, we had a very liini 
wonderful and happy hours for us." 

"Although separated by the wide Pac 
see each other so often, and it is a rea 
and I think there may be some hope to see 

shi Yamanaka, Assistan 
ing that Miyeko Takita 
change of visits betwe 

1951 with Mr. Yamanak 
shima in March of 1953 

a member of the Hiros 
rom a Fulbright year a 
11 's students. Miyeko 
riental Collections at 
in this country, 
that "As they had to 1 
ted time to spend, but 

t Librarian of 

paid a vi si t 
en members of 
a' s vi si t to 

during their 
hima staff, 
t Columbia 

was traveling 

the Newark 

eave Hiroshima 
they were very 

ific Ocean," he continues, "we can 
1 surprise to find the world so small, 
you again in some opportunity." 

UC Students Awarded Internships 

Two students in the School of Librari anship on the Berkeley campus have 
been awarded internships in the Library of Congress for 1955-56, Dean Danton 
has announced. The successful applicants, Donald Frederick Jay and Rosamond 
Margaret Maunula, were among five selected in the seventh annual nation-wide 
program of the Library. The UC School of Librari anship is one of two schools 
-- the other being that of Columbia University -- which have had at least one 
intern appointed by LC during each of the seven years of the program. 

Invitation to Submerge 

On next Tuesday, the twelfth of April, we are all invited to an Open 
House to be held by the Submarine Library of the Electric Boat Division, Gen- 
eral Dynamics Corporation. The place is Groton, Connecticut, the time 11 a.m. 
until 6 p.m. Staff members wishing to attend will be excused from either 
morning or afternoon coffee break, but not both. 

Toward a Greater Effervescence in Librarians 

The Reference Librarian has received a communication from the Secretary 
of the American Bottlers of Carbonated Beverages (Washington 6, D. C. ) , offer- 
ing him a free copy of a fifty-page publication entitled "The Utilization of 
Ingested Carbon Dioxide, and Bibliography of Physiological Values of Carbon 
Dioxide and Carbonation of Liquids." Enclosed was a "News Release" which the 
Secretary suggested he might wish to pass along to his editors. Calling up 
one of his editors, the Reference Librarian began to read from the release: 

"Science has taken another step," it went, "in evaluating evidence that 
the effervescence in carbonated soft drinks imparts some as yet not-wholly 
explained property beneficial to health and well being. The current study -- 
a review and bibliography of scientific literature published between 1924 and 
1953 and containing references to the physiological effects of carbon- dioxide 
-- has been prepared by , well-known authority on CO^ ..." 

The editor, having recently received complaints about the excessive 
length of the Librarian, suggested politely that although this was exciting 
and significant news for the library world, it should perhaps be made avail- 
able to a wider audience than is reached by our humble press. 

Granted,' said the Reference Librarian, "but just let me read what the 
release says about carbonated beverages being, as the late President Franklin 
U. Hoosevelt said, 'a part of our American Way of Life.' They are sold in 
every corner store in the country, either in bottles or at a fountain..." 

bend the d--- release over," says the busy editor. I'll tell our read- 
ers about the zip and sparkle of carbonated beverages if I have to leave out 
L. L.P. himself. 

(More space in the next issue, we hope. -Ed.) 

April 8, 1955 


Recent Gifts 

The valuable gift 
Mr. and Mrs. Jo Swerli 
issue of the Librar lan 
many landmarks in 18th 
copies of Mark Twain's 
Finn, Harriet Beech St 
to Conquer; Jane Auste 
Hardy's Tess of the d' 
in the original wrappers; 
equal fame. Among the 
Shaw, Jack London, Boo 
and Mark Twain. The m 

of Anglo-American literary first editions presented by 
ng of Beverly Hills was mentioned briefly in the last 


ng 01 tseveriy Hiiis was mentioned brieily in the last 
The collection of nearly a thousand volumes includ 
, 19th, and 20th century literature, including fine 

Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Adventures of Huckleberry 
owe's Uncle Tom's Cabin; Oliver Goldsmith's She Stoops 
n's Emma; George Eliot's The Mill on the Floss; Thomas 
Urbervilles; George W. Peck's Peck's Bad Boy and His Pa, 
John Galsworthy's The Forsyte Saga, and others of 
sizeable author collections are works by George Bernard 
th Tarkington, James Barrie, Edna St. Vincent Millay, 
ajority of books in the gift are first editions and in 
excellent condition. Worthy of note 
also is a group of about 200 volumes of 
20th century English and American 
plays, which will form a useful addi- 
tion to the play collections of both 
the Main Library and the Theatre Arts 

Although not in the field of liter- 
ary first editions, one of the most un- 
usual items in the gift is Adolf Hit- 
ler's personal copy of the classic work 
on war. General Carl von Clausewitz's 
Hinterlas sene Werke uber Krieg und 
Kriegfuhrung, published in eight vol- 
umes, in Berlin, 1832-1835. The set 
was discovered near Hitler's bedroom 
at Berchtesgaden in 1946 and acquired 
later by Mr. Swerling. Each volume 
contains the rare private book plate 
of Adolf Hitler. Der Fuhrer' s former 
ownership, the presence of the book 
plates, and the unique connection of 
the work with Prussian military tradi- 
tion and historical background of the 
Reich combine to make this set a most 
interesting acquisition. 

The Library recently received as a gift from the 
torical Society, for the Department of Special Collect 
copy of Paul H. Ezell's The Aguiar Collection in the A 
torical Society. The work is a detailed listing, with 
lection of documents dealing with the former state of 
known as Occidente and with its division into the pres 
and Sonora. The collection itself was deposited with 
the good offices of the book collector, Mr. W. J. Holl 
have acquired the typescript through the kind assistan 
Reference Librarian of the University of Arizona. It 
valuable collections of the early laws, government, an 
Mexican States and Southwestern frontier. 

Arizona Pioneers' His- 
ions, the typescript 
rizona Pioneers ' His- 

index, of a large col- 
the Republic of Mexico 
ent states of Sinaloa 
the Society through 
id ay of Tucson, and we 
ce of Donald Powell, 
is one of the most 
d history of the North 


Stead Speaks on Proposed Retirement Plan 


Thomas A. Stead, Senior Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds, who w 
recently elected a member of the Board of Administration of the State Employ- 
ees' Retirement System, spoke to the Staff Association on March 29 about pro- 
visions of the plan proposed by CSEA' s Retirement Committee (of which he has 
been chairman for the past two years) for integration of the retirement sys- 
tem with the Federal Social Security system as extended^by the 84th Congress 


with the Federal Social Security system as extendea oy cne o'l-cn oongie: 
Stead briefly summarized the plan recommended by CSEA and subject to 
•oval of membership of the retirement system, which is almost certain t< 


UCLA Librar ian 

be adopted by the State. Among the advantages of this " ful 1 -o f f set" plan are 
survivors' benefits, probable savings to the state system which will permit 
increased benefits or lower deductions, 
SERS. Further information has been pubi 
fornia State Employee. 

iind no added cost to members of the 
ilislied in recent issues of the Cali- 

Plantin Press Honored by R & C 

Saul and Li 1 1 
tive selection of 
were the guests of 
hibit party staged 
low printers in th 
evening's ceremoni 
recall the early d 
ern California has 

The work of t 
and in Europe for 
ards of book produ 
principal activity 
Books, were presen 
thei r 1 adi es. 

ian Marks, proprietors of th 
whose work has been on exhib 

honor at the Library on the 

by the Bounce & Coffin Club 
e Los Angeles area, includin 
es) , Grant Dahlstrom, and Ri 
ays of the current renaissan 

been enjoying for about twe 
he Plantin Press has won wi d 
its beauty of design and for 
ction. About twenty members 

is the organization of tlie 
t for the event, and on tliis 

e PI antin Press, 
it here for the p 

evening of March 
Several of the 
g Ward Bitchie (m 
chard Hoffman, we 
ce of fine printi 
nty- f i ve years, 
e recognition in 

its generally ex 

of Bounce & Coff 
annual exhibition 

occasion were ac 

a rep resent a- 
ast few weeks, 
31, at an ex- 
Ma rkses' fel- 
aster of the 
re on hand to 
ng whicli south- 

this country 
eel lent stand- 
in, whose 

of Western 
companied by 

Business Information Service at LAPL 

After more than three years of plann 
opened at the Los Angeles Public Library, 
to be made there since 1926. In order to 
business, labor and industry in this area 
this new facility some 75,000 volumes on 
trade and telephone directories and 2,000 
business services, pamphlets, trade journ 
The staff consists of four professional a 

At a preview and opening ceremony on 
tional leaders were greeted by Librarian 
Board of Library Commissioners. Paul Mil 
Librarian, attended as the representative 
Insti tute. 

ing, the Business Lib 

the first department 

serve more adequatel 

, the Library has con 

business subjects, mo 

corporation reports, 

als, and government p 

nd six clerical perso 

March 28, local busi 

Harold Hamill and mem 

es, Institute of Indu 

of Edgar L. Warren, 

rary has been 
al innovation 
y the needs of 
solidated in 
re than 5,000 
and numerous 
ubli cations, 

ness and educa- 
bers of the 
strial Belations 
Director of the 

UCLA Librar ian 

Editnr. R ^i^/^^"*''* 1"^"^^ °^^^'' ''"'*'''>' ^y the Li br ari an ' s Of f i c 

tUitor: Everett Monr»t. Assistant Editur 

Pa.l m''m'| "''^ ^'""n' ''T' ^- ^'^''' ^^"^ ^- (^*^rard. Anthony Greco. J. 

Paul M. Miles, Betty Busenberg, Florence ^ 

Wy I ic. 

Bavid W. Heron. Con tr liit t oi s to 

ireco , Jr. , 
Gordon Williams, .lames F. 





Volume 8, Number 15 

April 22, 1955 

From the Librarian 

Today I am driving Dr. Edgar J, Goodspeed to a conference at the Ward 
Ritchie Press, where we are the luncheon guests of Mrs. Anderson and Mr. 

Dr. Benjamin Godoy, 
attended also by 

On Tuesday, before his talk to the Staff Association, 
National Librarian of Guatemala, was my guest at a luncheon 
several staff members and Professors Burr and Fitzgibbon. 

Yesterday Wilbur Smith and I lunched with Mr, and Mrs. Jo Swerling, then 
took them to visit the Clark Library. 

On Wednesday evening, at the annual banquet of the Los Angeles County 
Heart Association, I resisted the impulse to title my talk "Heart Throbs in 
Book Collecting," and used instead the tried and tested (Houston) "Shake Well 
and Speak." 

For several years we have felt the growing need for a printed Guide to 
Special Collections in the UCLA Library. At a meeting last week, attended 
also by Wilbur Smith, Gordon Williams, and James Mink, 1 asked Mrs. Warren. 
Mr. Clarke, and Professor Ewing to consider the possibility of making this a 
special editorial and publishing project of the Friends of the UCLA Library. 

Professor Klingberg called on me recently to discuss the need of a biog- 
raphy of Ernest Carroll Moore. 

The "big push" ended last Friday at 4 p.m., when we met the Chancellor's 
deadline for the 1956/57 budget request. Under the supervision of Miss 
Ackerman and Miss Bradstreet, the work was divided among everyone in the 
office, with the results to be known a year from next summer. 

Now that the Southwest- CLA Conference is over I can look back on the 
exactly two years of planning that went into it with a feeling of gratitude 
to the key people who made it possible: Marjorie Donaldson and Patricia 
Paylore. Ray Lindgren, Glenn Dumke, and Edwin Castagna. I want also to^ re- 
peat my public thanks for their local arrangements work to Fernando Penalosa 
of the use Library School, and Arnul fo Trejo of our own staff. Inter- campus, 
inter-regional, and inter-national good will are some of the results of the 

teamwork achieved, 
ably strengthened. 

and my own 

faith in the library way of life was immeasur- 

If marine imagery 
have ended a decade of 

appears henceforth in these notes, it is because we 
residence in Palms and moved to Malibu. Now instead 
of the beacons of Douglas and International airports, our last sight at night 
is of the Anacapa light and the sky full of stars. Our address is 31820 
Broad Beach Road, Malibu, our phone Glenwood 7-2408. When our world emerges 

90 UCLA Librarian 

from the chaos of moving, we plan a beach party for all of the staff who like 
seaweed and sand, and a view of the China coast. 


Personnel Notes 

Jackson Parker has been appointed Senior Library Assistant in the Circula- 
tion Department, replacing Zelma Faustine Liles. Mr. Parker worked previously 
in the Circulation Department as a student assistant and Senior Library Assist- 
ant, and has recently been working as a hotel manager in Palm Springs and 
Beverly Hills. He received his B. A. from UCLA in 1952. 

Helen Peak has been appointed Senior Typist-Clerk in the Acquisitions De- 
partment, replacing Mrs. Diane Johnson, who has left to accompany her husband 
to Utah. Miss Peak graduated from Scripps College in 1953 and has worked for 
the Architects and Engineering Service in Los Angeles. 

Mrs. Helen Louise Lamb has resigned from her position of Principal Library 
Assistant in the Catalog Department to await the birth of her baby. 

Staff Writings 

Gladys A. Coryell, Education Librarian, is the author of an article en- 
tit 1 ed " What ' s the Big Idea?" in the April issue of the Wilson Library Bulle- 
tin, in which she recalls some of her experiences in conducting a workshop in 
■school libraries last summer at the University of Arizona. Miss Coryell pres- 
ents an enthusiastic brief for the workshop method of learning as applied to 
librari anship. 

"Beanfields, Builders, and Books" is the title of Mr. Powell's account 
of .the events and personalities responsible for the early development of UCLA 
on the Westwood campus which appears in the latest issue of the Historical 
Society of Southern California Quarter ly . The article is an abridged version 
of a talk which Mr. Powell delivered last October 19 to the Faculty Women's 
Club of UCLA. 

David Heron's article, "The Public Relations of Academic Libraries," 
appears in the April issue of College and Research Libraries . Mr. Heron urges 
librarians and their staffs to speak up in their libraries' behalf, "seeing 
to it that faculty, students, and friends do the same, and that the first im- 
pressions of the library speak for themselves." 

National Librarian of Guatemala Speaks to Staff 

Dr. Benjamin Godoy, Director of the Guatemala National Library, spoke 
to the staff last Tuesday about 1 i brari anshi p in Guatemala. Dr. Godoy 
visited UCLA as one of fifteen librarians touring the United States under 
the mutual exchange program sponsored by the Department of State and the 
American Library Association. 


Joseph Rubinstein, Special Collections Librarian at the University of 
Kansas, visited the Library on April 5 and brought greetings from UCLA emigres 
to the Sunllower State. 

Also on April 5, Penelope Bullock, a member of the General Information 
department of the Detroit Public Library, visited Hiawatha Smith and Ruth 
Berry, and inspected the Library with them. 

Bicardo A. Gregorio. Librarian and Director of Research of the Labor 
tducation Center in the University of the Philippines, visited the Institute 
of Industrial Relations Library on April 11. Re is visiting the principal 
universities and trade union education departments in the United States 
preparatory to the establishment of a labor education program in Manila. 
Dr MoL.TJi J" t f^'u''' P-^^^i^l^^t of the University of Alexandria, and 
Dr. Mohammed Kan^el el-Harouni. of Cairo, visited the Library on April 5. 
R^f.rin^ University of Arizona's Assistant Librarian. Patricia Paylore and 
as d[d Pr Li'^rarian. DonaM M. Powell, visited the Library on Friday April 15. 
o? wiom [:{rr'. f ''^ J. Mosher, of the UC School of Libr ari anship' all 
oi whom were m Los Angeles for the CLA meeting at Occidental College 

April 22, 1955 


Exhibition of Western Books Now at TCI A 

Outstanding? examples of book desic^n and printing in the West for 1*^54 
have been selected for the 14th Western Books Exhibition sponsored by the 
nounce & Coffin Club of Los Angeles. The exhibition is now on view in the 
Library and will continue through May 16. 

From the sixty books submitted in this year's competi- 
tion, forty- four were chosen by the jurors for the exhibi- 
tion, Dr. Donald Charnock, physician and amateur printer, 
representing the Zamorano Club of Los Angeles; Herbert 
Fahey, printer and fine bookbinder, representing the Hox- 
burghe Club of San Francisco; and Perry Long, photoengr aver, 
representing the Pounce & Coffin Club. 

Two identical exhibitions of the books will travel to 
more than thirty college and university and public libraries 
in nine western states. They will also be shown as far 
north as British Columbia, and as far east as Iowa and Kansas. 

The five books which scored highest in this year's se- 
lections were Gelett Burgess's Bayside Bohemia, San Francisco, 
Book Club of California; Una Jeffers's Visits to Ireland. 
Los Angeles, Ward Bitchie Press; James Russell Lowell's On Books and Librar- 
ies, Berkeley, A. B. Tommasini; Dale Morgan and Carl Wheat's Jedediah Smith 
and his Maps of the American West, San Francisco, California Historical 
Society; and the Boxburghe Club's Chronology of 25 Years, San Francisco, the 
Roxburghe Club. 

The University of New Mexico Press, with four books, placed the largest 
number of books in the exhibition. Three books each were selected from the 
publications of the Book Club of California, Glen Dawson, the Huntington 
Library, the Ward Bitchie Press, the Stanford University Press, and the Uni- 
versity of California Press. 

Since the first Western Books Exhibition in 1Q38, both trade press prod- 
ucts and limited editions of fine press books have been included. The exhibi- 
tion has aimed to stimulate high standards of design and craftsmanship in 
printing and to acquaint the public with the best of the work produced by 
western printers. 

Co-chairmen of this year's exhibition are Jake Zeitlin, bookseller, and 
Richard Hoffman, of Los Angeles City College. 

ACRL Nomination 

for one of the four offices of ACBL 

Mr. Moore 

Everett Moore has been nominated 
Representative to the Council of the American Library Association 
will compete in the forthcoming election with the Arizona Powell 
elsewhere in this issue. 

Kate Gordon Moore Gift 

The continuing contribution of the Ernest Carroll Moore family to the 
welfare of the University was manifested recently wlien Mrs. Moore (Dr. Kate 
Gordon Moore) presented more than 2,000 volumes from her collection to the 
library. The gift consists mainly of general literature, history, and phi- 
losophy of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. It is an excel I ent gen- 
eral collection and with its wide range of subject interest will benetit 
many of the Library's collections. , • , , , u 

At Mrs. Moore's request, the collection is being shared with the Library 
on the Riverside campus, and the Gifts and Exchange Section has found that 
there will be a substantial number of duplicates which will be made available 
to that library. 


UCLA Librar lan 

Father anc] Son 

Mr. Paul Jordan- Smith, Literary Editor of the Los Angeles Times, has a 
di stinfi^ui shed private collection of Eden Phillpotts first editions. In July, 
l')54, he found a rare copy of Phillpotts' s sonnets on the death of his mother, 
entitled For Remembrance , listed in a de al er ' s cat aiogue. The copy was signed 
by Adelaide Phillpotts, Eden's daughter and collaborator. Since this was an 
advance catalogue and he was apparently ahead of the field, Mr. Smith tele- 
graphed a money order for the book, feeling sure of obtaining it. To his dis- 
may he was informed that someone had submitted a prior order for the book. 
His surprise was later compounded when he discovered that he had been done out 
of the sonnets by his own son, Wilbur Jordan Smith, Head of the Department of 
Special Collections. 

Mr. Powell, apprised of the situation, offered it to Mr. Smith, Senior, 
who, after using it for several months, returned it with a letter, saying: 

Here, at long last I return the fine copy of Eden Phillpotts' s 
privately issued and very limited For Remembrance , with its inclosure 
of a letter to Clarence Darrow. It was generous and kind of you to 
offer it to me, but it belongs beyond all doubt to your large and 
important collection of Phillpotts items.' 

A Scarce Ansel Adams Item 

V/lien a copy of Ansel Adams's privately printed book, The Pageant of 
History and the Panorama of Today in Nor them California, with felicitous 
text by Nancy Newhall, was sighted recently on Mr. W. W. Robinson's coffee 
table by one of our spies, it immediately became a "want" with high priority, 
for' the Library already possesses a good collection of Adams's work. Though 
printed only in a limited edition for friends of the American Trust Company of 
San Francisco in celebration of its centennial in 1*^54, a discreet inquiry to 
the President of the bank was successful in bringing us a copy. The book is 
an excellent example of the superb photographic artistry of Ansel Adams, and 
some of our exiles of northern California will particularly enjoy looking at 
it, in the Department of Special Collections. 

Eight-Campus Conference is Held at Berkeley 

Interlibrary cooperation as practiced by the libraries of the University's 
eight campuses was discussed by fourteen librarians during a two-day conference 
held on the Berkeley campus last Thursday and Friday under the auspices of the 
Library Council. Mrs. Euler and Mr. Moore represented UCLA at this meeting 
which was concerned with interlibrary lending and borrowing procedures, the TWX 
system, use of photographic substitutes for lending of books, the University's 
•'common pool" policy, and international interlibrary lending. Sessions were 
held m the Bare Books Department seminar room, and luncheons for the delegates 
were served at the Women's Faculty Club. 

We're Almost Tired of This Subject 

■ u "^.^"^^""f, °f ^^^^ week's CV News (Berkeley 4, Calif.) learned in an article 
with a New Korfeer-type title, "Which Paper Do You Bead?" that contrary to what 
readers of the 1954 issue of Gifts to the University had been led to believe, 
U. C WatkiRs (fifteen of whose photographs made in 1867 we received last year 
as a gitt and about 225 of which are in the Bancroft Library -- of. UCLA Li- 
brarian, December 17, 1954 and January 28, 1955; and CU News, 6 January 1955). 
was not the first photographer to make pictures of the Yosemite Valley. A 
photographer by the name of C. L. Ward, says Berkeley, got there earlier, 
according to Hutchings' California Magazine for October 1859. For this cor- 
rection, our thanks. 

And now it is our painful duty to mention that in UCLA's copy of Hatchings' 
California Magazine the view of Yosemite Falls referred to by CU News is as- 
as "W^.h" n^ 1 \- !^^'*'" "^""^ ""^^ S^" Francisco Directory for 1859 identifies 
Sacrai^ento."'" daguerrian artist, with B. H. Vance, dwl Tay bet Clay and ■ 

virtu!ilv ivj,!' *^70"\d rather like to think the subject under consideration iM 
virtually exhausted. At long last, the facts of th. ^.r^.. .11 .^^^ .. u^ i^ ^ 

April 22, 19SS 


Southwest Libraries in Review 

Those wlio attended all of the sessions on libraries in the Southwest dur- 
ing the CLA Southern District meeting last Saturday at Occidental College got 
a clear and dramatic picture of the present state of library service in this 
wide region. Consideration of the main subject of the day began in the morn- 
ing session with Erna Fergusson' s warm account of the beginnings of libraries 
in New Mexico, largely through tl 

the efforts of the ladies ("God bless 'em"), 
and set the stage for further views of the pioneering work being done there 
and elsewhere in the Southwest. 

In the afti 

;ernoon Edwin Castagna of Long Beach reported his observations 
on a recent trip through the region, and gave a detailed estimate of the de- 
' " ■ '•II -aries, of their progress to date, and 

detail the recent growth of interest in books and libraries 
in modern Mexico, and particularly in this enlivened region 
of Mexico; following which Donald M. Powell, Reference Li- 
brarian of the University of Arizona, made some personal 
observations on the accomplishments and hopes of libraries 
Mexico and in his ----- u_ i. ~ „i„^.,^„^i„ ^r 

in Mexico and in his own state. He spoke eloquently of 
library potentialities -- particularly if the great possi- 
bilities of a strong program for children were to be recog- 
ni zed. 

The closing program, 

di scussions 
Southwest : 

Ihe closing program, in the evening, masterfully pre- 
sided over by Mr. Castagna, brought to a climax the day's 
by presenting two of the present-day library pioneers in the 
Southwest: Patricia Paylore, Assistant Librarian of the University of 
Arizona and President of the Southwestern Library Association, who described 
the battle now being waged to bring better library service to her bookishly 
undernourished state; and Mrs. Julia Brown Asplund, founding Chairman of the 
New Mexico State Library Agency, whose name had been mentioned glowingly by 
Erna Fergusson and several other speakers of the day, because she is the 
central figure in New Mexico's successful efforts to get a statewide library 
program started. These two brought with them some of the smell of the bat- 
tle, as it were, by their vivid and zealous reporting of library conditions 

in their states. , ., • i - 

Miss Paylore made it clear that in the arid Southwest it takes more to 
be a good librarian than elsewhere;" but she showed that there are some li- 
brarians who are measuring up to the stiff requirements of the region. It 
takes fortitude," she said, "and a crazy kind of stubbornness to go on be- 
lieving in books and libraries and their power to transform and illuminate, 
when you have to battle against these kinds of odds. I daresay you in Cal- 
ifornia had someone somewhere in the beginning who had what it took -- may- 
be old James Gillis or that colorful Charlie Lummis. Julia Brown Asplund 
has it, and Arizona's late Patience Goiter had it, and thank God Donald 
Powell has it. I am happy to pay tribute to him here, publicly. l-ofphe 
to me what a good librarian should be, a man who came from elsewhere ^N 
YorkJ and stayed, giving limitlessly for a land abo 
know more, a man on whom nothing is wasted or lost. . 
him is great, for it was he, more than any other person, who taught 
native Southwesterner, my obligation as librarian to my people 

Mr. [L.C] Powell's paper on the responsibilities of southern 

to him here, publicly. ror ne is 
man who came from elsewhere (_New 
a land about which few living men 
My personal debt to 

me, the 

Cali forni a 

Mr LL C Powell's paper on the responsibilities oi soutnein^c>xxx^x..x 
in Southwestern library development topped off the day' s deliberations with 
a plea for a recognition by librarians of this region of thei r obligation to 
put to good use the cultural wealth and resources it enjoys The salvation 
of libraries in the Southwest, he asserted, can come only through a strong 
program of education for librari anship on both undergraduate and f'^fduate 
levfls which will serve the needs of all of this region He urged the neces- 
sity of a publicly-supported graduate program which would be geared to the 
educational needs of lie vast Southwest area through constant ^-^ ""^^^J 
and would also offer particular opportunities for training for international 
library service. 


UCLA Librarian 

Surprise Symphonies 

Among the 'documents' recently received by the Government Publications 
Room were twenty- four sixteen-inch recordings of performances by twelve lead- 
ing European symphony orchestras. They were made in England from a series 
of international broadcasts produced by the United States Economic Coopera- 
tion Administration (the Marshall Plan), and we are one of several libraries 
which have received sets through the Documents Expediting Project at the Li- 
brary of Congress. Each program, recorded on two platters, offers repre- 
sentative music of one of the participating countries, which were Austria, 
Belgium, Denmark, France, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Portugal, Sweden, 
Switzerland, and Turkey. 

Not being able to play the recordings on her Pecordak, Miss Gray has 
forwarded them to the Music Library, which will now be entitled to put an 
official U.S. entry into its catalog. 

Agnes Conrad is Archivist of the Islands 

The position of Archivist of the Territory of Hawaii is probably the 
only such job in the world which comes equipped with an official kahuna and 
chanter. Officially he is the palace guide; unofficially he is available to 
offer an Hawaiian prayer on any and all occasions. So states 
the newly- appointed Territorial Archivist, who is none other 
than a onetime malihini of the UCLA Catalog Department and 
resident of Santa Catalina Island, Agnes Conrad, who for the 
last five years has been circulation librarian of the Univer- 
sity of Hawaii. 

Archivist Conrad has described her establishment in a 
letter to some of her former colleagues, and allows that al- 
though the top two of the three floors the Archives shares 
with the Territorial Budget Bureau are in pineapple pie order, 
the basement floor, not unlike other basements in such 
establishments, contains less completely ordered piles of 
pamphlets, books, and records, plus a few movie magazines and 
a pair of shoes. 
Local announcements of her appointment, Agnes hastens to add, were per- 
haps overgenerous in describing her previous career. She did not tell report- 
ers, she says, that she was the librarian of UCLA -- just a librarian... She 
is, however, the Archivist of the Territory of Hawaii, and we offer our con- 
gratulations to one more former Uclan who has attained a position of importance 
in another clime. 

Woodrow Wilson Fellowship Winner 

Martin M. Shapiro, student assistant at the Loan Desk, is one of 159 young 
men and women throughout the United States and Canada to receive national 
Woodrow Wilson Fellowships for 1955-56. The one-year awards are for young 
scholars demonstrating "marked promise for the teaching profession and posses- 
sing the highest qualities of intellect, character, and personality." 

Mr. Shapiro, one of three UCLA students awarded the fellowships, plans to 
study political science at Ohio State University. 

SLA at Point Mugu 

An all-day program at the Naval Air Missile Test Center at Point Mugu, 
featuring tours of the base and technical library, a luncheon, a color movie, 
lectures, and a business session, has been planned for the Southern California 
Mi ^^ nL!%r^??' Libraries Association on Saturday, April 23, at 10 a.m. 
ofM W J'f ^^'u'^^! Chapter President, states that this is the first meeting 
ot Its kind to be held on the base. 

EdUor p'rl^lV^^ T^^^ other Friday by the Librarian's Office, 

th s is.a^ f n'"^^ /Jssistant Editor; David W. Heron. Contributors to 

Wi li^s i i .^-J^V' "^1/^ M. Gray, Noreen Harrison. Ralph Lyon, Florence 

Hiiiiams. L. Kenneth Wilson, James F. Wylie. k 7 . 





Volume 8, Number 16 

May 6, 1955 

From the Librarian 

Mr, Williams and I are meeting today with Merle Armitage and Professors 
Danes and Wight to discuss a retrospective exhibition of books designed by 
Mr. Armitage, planned for next year. 

On Wednesday and Thursday I was in La Jolla for the spring meeting of 
the Library Council. I visited also with Wilmer Shields of San Diego, the 
book collector who has done much for our southern California imprints col- 
1 ection. 

The Library Education Seminar met again on Monday evening and heard a 
further report on curriculum and an initial one on faculty. There has been 
widespread interest in the work of this group, and we hope to issue a report 
on it in the Occasional Papers series. 

Along the same line, Mr. Williams and I met last week with the presi- 
dents of the Southern California Booksellers Association and the Antiquarian 
Booksellers of America, Southern California chapter, and other members of 
the new and second hand booktrade, to discuss a course in what booksellers 
should know about libraries, and vice versa. 

I attended a recent meeting of the Biomedical Library staff, heard re- 
ports from Miss Darling and Messrs. Greco and Lewis, and spoke of the ori- 
gins of the Library, the extraordinary technical contributions of Mr. 
Scheerer, and the high level of performance by the entire staff. 

In my recent paper at Occidental 1 paid tribute to the teaching of 
Helen E. Haines. Before doing so 1 called on Miss Haines in the Altadena 
cottage where she has lived since 1910, and found her frail and lively, and 
still exemplifying the title of her best book. 

L. C.P. 

Personnel Notes 

Reclassifications in the Catalog Department have been announced for 
Mrs. Ursula Burleigh, from Senior Library Assistant to Principal Library 
Assistant; and for Geneva Papetti, from Typist Clerk to Senior Library 

^^^'^Resignations have been received from Bruce Ferrell. Librarian- 1 in 


Bibliographical Checking Section of the Acquisitions Department, to accept 
anothe? position; and Mrs. Janet Larsen, Senior Library Assistant in the 
Circulation Department, to await the birth of her baby. 



IK'I.A Librarian 

Itegional .Studi«'8. 

Miss Lore Ihnlcin, rtip resent ati ve of tlie Acadeniic Press, visited the 
Library on April Ifi , and lunclied with Gordon Williams, Betty Rosenberg, and 
Hi chard O'lJrien. 

Tuk llo Yoo, arcliitect and member of the faculty of the University of 

OrientJitioM for New Staff Members 

Fifteen recently appointed members of the staff participated in tlie Li- 
brary Staff Association's orientation program last week. The program opened 
on Monday with a conference with Mr. I'owel 1 ; and on Tuesday and Wednesday the 
participants, divided into two groups, made extensive guided tours of the 
Library. They ate 'bag lunches' on Wednesday with Mr. Williams and Miss 
Ackerman, who discussed general Library policies and problems with tiiem. 

rjiomedical Library Exhibits 

The biomedical Library is now sliowing an exhibit on plague, which was in- 
spired by the lecture on "The Great Plague of London," given on April 28 be- 
fore thi; .Society for the History of Medicine, by Dr. Barry Anson, Professor 
of Anatomy at the Northwestern University Medical School. The exhibit, pre- 
pared with the cooperation of the Departments of Anatomy and Infectious Dis- 
eases, shows through posters the relationships between plague bacillus, the 
flea, rodent carriers, and man. Library books and prints round out the dis- 

Also on exhibit in the Library are a number of items relating to Florence 
Nightingale, consisting of clippings, documents, books, portraits, an auto- 
graph, and a brief recording of Miss Nightingale's voice, all lent by the 
timer Belt Library of Vinci ana. 

Honor for Lorraine Mathies 

into !'h;.'r/-!^l^"/'"f'' "f ,V.'^ '•■''r/"-ion Library, was initiated on April 21 
into the local chapter of Pi Tl.eta. the leading women's honorary 
raternity in hducation The national president. Professor Beulah Benton 

latum, of the Johns llopk.ns University, att.-nded the ceremony. Membership 

stud.nts"'i; '.1 r' I'l ^Vf-V'^ •-" "'" "'''''^'- L-^"ty-tive per cent of women 
stuaents in the tield o( Lducatloii. 

May 6, 1955 


Postal Classification bills of linportance to Libraries 

Identical bills for readjustment of the postal classification of educa- 
tional materials, which will be of particular benefit to libraries, have been 
introduced in the House and Senate of Congress. They are H. R. 513^ and H.R. 
5142, introduced by Congressmen John R. Moss, Jr., of California and Katharine 
St. George of New York, respectively, and S. 1292, introduced jointly by 
Senators Olin D. Johnston of South Carolina and Frank Carlson of Kansas. 

The bills provide for the addition to the materials eligible for the gen- 
eral rate on books and educational films of (1) scholarly bibliography (thus 
making Winchell's Guide to Reference Books, now ruled to be a 'catalog,' eli- 
gible for the book rate!); (2) sheet music; (3) educational tests; and (4) 
authors' manuscripts. They also provide for the removal of the geographical 
limit on the library rate on books and educational films, and make (1) schol- 
arly bibliography; (2) sheet music; (3) bound academic theses and bound peri- 
odicals; and (4) other library materials, including manuscripts, eligible for 
this rate. 

Also included in the bills is an expression of congressional opinion 
that the United States should encourage the international exchange of American 
educational, cultural, and artistic materials by adopting the optional reduc- 
tion in international postal rates for books, newspapers, periodicals, music, 
and maps authorized by the Universal Postal Convention, as many other coun- 
tries of the world have done. Postal rates for books mailed overseas from the 
United States are now several times those of other countries. 

Among the bills' notable benefits to scholars and research libraries 
would be the application of the library book rate to academic theses, which 
must now carry first-class postage when they are exchanged between libraries 
on interlibrary loan, because they are in typewritten form. 

Senator Johnston stated in a speech in the Senate that "this is a partic- 
ularly appropriate time to make these adjustments. Our educational institu- 
tions and libraries are struggling with the problems of maintaining education- 
al and cultural standards for a vastly expanded school and college population. 
The continued growth of our intellectual, cultural, and artistic life is im- 
portant not only for its own intrinsic value here at home but as a factor in 
international relations during this era of competition for the minds and 
spirits of men throughout the world." 

Congressman Moss, of Sacramento, has written an article on his bill, en- 
tit 1 ed "Li brari es. Education, and the Postal Service," which has been pub- 
lished in the May 1 issue of Library Journal. 

Latest information about progress of the bills will be announced in the 
ALA' s Washington Newsletter , posted on the Staff Bulletin Board in Room 200. 

Joint Meeting Held by Medical Librarians 

Biomedi c 
sented that 1 
joint meeting 
Francisco Bay 
field, Leo E. 
Medicine," an 
Library in th 
iodicai Index 

Plans fo 
medical libra 
o f medi cal 1 i 
Librari an of 

al Library staff members Robert Lewis and Anthony Greco repre- 
ibrary on April 17 and 18, in San Francisco and Palo Alto, at a 
of medical librarians of southern California and of the San 
area. The conferees heard discussions by Drs. Bernard Brown- 
Hollister, and Paul McReynolds on "Research in Psychiatric 
d by Miss Josephine Herrmann, Librarian of the Public Health 
e Los Angeles City Health Department, on "Current Medical Per- 
ing: The Problem and a Possible Solution." 

r publication in California Medicine of a series of articles by 
rians, which will acquaint doctors with the special resources 
braries in California, were presented by Mrs. Nancy M. Haynes, 
the United States Naval Hospital at Camp Pendleton. 

go UCLA Librarian 

A Roundup of Transplants 

From Lawrence, Kansas, Vancouver, British Columbia, and Chapel Hill, 
North Carolina -- three university library outposts manned by former adminis- 
trative staff members of this Library -- we frequently receive news which is 
of special interest to many of their former colleagues here. Recently each 
of them was represented in our mailbag by a publication from his campus giv- 
ing tidings of his library. 

Robert Vosper, Director of Libraries at the University of Kansas, has 
issued his first Biennial Report, covering the years from mid- 1952 to mid- 1954. 
In this 29-page report, plus statistical tables, Mr. Vosper has written of a 
biennium of extraordinary activity -- a period "of optimistic interest in li- 
brary matters" at Kansas. He writes of the Library's success in overcoming 
its "longstanding inadequacies" and in achieving a position in which it now 
gives able support to the University's programs of teaching and research. 

KU' s first need, says R. V. , was for books, and he gives a detailed ac- 
counting of how the Library, after suffering a long drought, has been able to 
strengthen its collections with a number of remarkable acquisitions. Strong 
support from the Chancellor, generous funds, and much faculty enthusiasm have 
helped to re-establish the Library as a live and active center of research. 
Reader services have been extended and strengthened. The Reference Department 
staff has been doubled, and a new Undergraduate Library with "a light, attrac- 
tive, and comfortable open-stack reading area," was opened in 1953. 

Among KU's serious needs is a major stack addition, to relieve the 
"crowded and dislocated" conditions resulting from the Library's energetic ac- 
quisitions program. 

Swinging to the Northwest, we find that Neal Harlow, Librarian of the 
University of British Columbia, has written an article for the U.B.C. Alumni 
Chronicle for April on "The U.B.C. Library -- Life at Forty." The University, 
he observes, acquired its first book in the spring of 1915; and "forty years 
and 300,000 volumes later its library is one of the leading teaching and re- 
search collections in Canada." 

The U.B.C. Library, as Mr. Harlow reveals to possibly unsuspecting alumni 
of this young university, now ranks third among institutions of its kind in 
Canada. In the last decade, the University has added 810 new courses and 
changed the content of many others, has increased its faculty by 300 per cent, 
and has developed study and research programs in fifteen major new fields. A 
wholly new doctoral studies program has been established, and master's pro- 
grams have been greatly expanded. The Library has done its best to keep pace 
with these facts of life. In fact, Neal writes, "in the quality and scope of 
library service the University is the leader in Canada." 

Though his Library is third in Canada in strength of library resources 
among English-speaking universities, Mr. Harlow points out that "it is a poor 
third, and we should need to be 100 per cent larger than at present to approach 
the library next above us in the scale." 

At forty, he concludes, it is "strong, a bit scrawny, showing some signs 
of early undernourishment, but is fully determined to do the work cut out for 

It did not take Andrew H. Horn long to get a weekly staff bulletin started 
at the University of North Carolina, where he became Librarian last September. 
Library Notes is the title of an informal, attractive, and readable publica- 
tion which first appeared on April 4. Andy modestly refrains from labelling it 
Volume 1, and even remarks that "we are perhaps optimistic in assigning the 
lirst issue a number. The first two issues give every indication that publica- 

tion will be considered essential from now on 

An article with characteristic A. H. H. - fl'avor. which appeared in the first 

oth^ro" '''^^ •'^\' ^'"." 0"ly ^"^'^ "^^ ^^^ quoted, or even read, by 

Virilll " ^^"^^'■"/'* *^th we know not what subject -- gives evidence that re- 
Sr^v •°" freedom to read may crop up in the most unexpected places, 

"b L7"' J^P;"?. *^°*" to the next article caught a word which looked like 
b-dg-t -- but this was probably of no special significance.) 

May 6, 1955 99 

The Editor of Library Notes, one William S. Powell, apologizes to his 
Gentle Readers in the first issue for running over two pages; and in the 
second, says in great distress (apparently he is being threatened by his 
boss), "We still seem to be running over two pages." We have sent assurances 
to him through A.H.M. that he is licked: that he will be lucky to keep it 
down to four. This, however, will be the extent of our helpful and friendly 
advice to our youngest, and very p romi si ng- looking associate in the field. 

Double Honors 

Writing as we are of what our former staff members are doing, we are 
pleased to pass on a report from the Riverside campus that Mrs. Marcia 
(Rosten) Romick, former assistant on our Interlibrary Loans staff, and now 
a senior at Riverside, is expecting a child in August and has made the Dean's 
honor list. 

Magnetic Field in Tennessee 

Mr. Powell's University of Tennessee Library lecture, "The Magnetic 
Field," given at Knoxville a year ago last March, has been published in the 
Univers ity of Tennessee Record for December 1954, in its Library Lectures 
series, edited by Katherine L. Montague. 


The Librarian and the Editor of this publication have been requested by 
one of our faithful reader- fri ends in Santa Barbara (not a librarian, we 
hasten to add) to cite their authority for "the bit of grammar" indulged in 
by the former in one of his front-page notes in the April 22 issue, in which, 
in discussing the "big push" to get the butlget out before the Chancellor's 
deadline, he reported that the work was "divided among everyone" in the 
office. Our friend up the coast had apparently been finding amusement in 
the picture of a busy office in which everyone was being given everyone else's 
work -- as if there were not enough for everyone to do, anyway. L.C.P. hav- 
ing written the interesting phrase, and tlie Editor having passed it, they were 
thus faced with the realization that perhaps tlie Queen's English had actually 
been put under a bit of a strain. 

In such a situation an editor turns hopefully to 11. W. Fowler, who, 
though he took a kind of wicked delight in his Modern English Usage in citing 
examples of writers and speakers who succeeded in saying what they did not 
mean to say, always pursued an air of reasonableness in interpreting the rules 
of grammar. He hated pedantry as much as slovenliness. 

The Editor was at first encouraged to discover that the redoubtable 
Fowler found it difficult to condemn a rather free and easy use of everyone -- 
though he apparently had not been challenged by such a remarkable example as 
ours, and did not therefore offer an interpretation of this case. In a long 
paragraph under Number, he discusses the problem of aggreement with each, 
every, anyone, no-one, one, etc., and cites some of the dilemmas one can get 
into in trying to be consistent. To those, for example, who do not hesitate 
to say "as anybody can see for themselves" (which, he says, would set the 
literary man's teeth on edge), he is only mildly disapproving, and one may 
take heart from such leniency. r . i 

One has only to read to the end of the paragraph, though, to tiad that 
the person who can accept such usage must then make up his mind between 
"Everyone was blowing their noses" and "Everyone were blowing their noses. 

It bewail to look as i f sweet reasonableness and common sense was (were) 
not enough 'in our case. Rut then, one might ask. how is one who was not there 
to know what conditions prevailed in the office on that deadl i ne- struck day.' 
In such a case, perhaps not even Fowler could have contributed much to the 
si tu ation. 

100 VCLA Librarian 

...Souvenir de Jeunesse... 

Once upon <t time the Librarian saw and signed all the purchase orders 
and invoices, for it gave him a microscopic view of the Library's growth. 
And then the flow of forms, the plethora of paper, threatened to submerge 
him, and he relinquished signatory power to his assistants. Signing of 
gift acknowledgements, however, was never delegated, and he has gladly 
signed thousands of them, as prepared by Miss Spence and her assistants. 

When such a batch came over his desk a few months ago the Librarian's 
eye was arrested by the author's name on a book given to the Library by 
the Turkish Press attache in Washington -- a monograph on the Turkish 
theatrical folk hero, Karagoz, written by Sabri Esat Siyavusgil, professor 
in the Faculty of Letters at the University of Istanbul. He sent for the 
book, a scholarly and beautiful work, in Turkish and French, with many 
color-plates of tlie hero. 

The Librarian's memory went back a quarter century to his student days 
in Dijon, and he recalled a fellow member of the foreign student colony in 
the Burgundian university, a big, jovial, voluble youth, a poet, a Turk, 
known as Sabri Esat, who held aesthetic court at the Cafe de la Comedie on 
the Place du Theatre, when the dark Alsatian fluid known as "das Bier der 
Kenner" washed down a good half of the pyrotechnic conversation and still 
failed to quench the rhetorical ardors of those uninhibited students who 
flourislied in the most favorable academic climate the world has ever known 
since the time of Plato. 

Then the Librarian ventured a letter to Professor Siyavusgil at Istan- 
bul: Could it be? Are you? Remember when? Last week the 

answer came: 

Istanbul, 4 Avril 1955 
Men cher ami , 

Vous ne pouvez pas vous imaginer combien votre charmante 
lettre m ' a fait plaisir. Pour tout vous dire, elle m ' a 
rajeuni de 25 ans et m ' a fait revivre nos chers souvenirs 
qui avaient pour cadre cette bonne villa de Dijon avec ses 
toits pointus, ses caves ce'lebres et ses escargots appe'tis- 
sants. Je me souviens na ture 1 1 emen t de ces discussions 
ardentes auxqueUes vous oarticipiez par votre silence si sage. 

Eh bien, je pourrais vous dire que je suis arrive' maintenant 
a cette raeme contemplation apres un certain nombre d anne'es 
de turbulence.^ Vous m' avi ez' mon t re ' le chemin. 

V I J^ ^V'^, etabli a Istanbul comme professeur de Psychologic 
a la faculte des Lettres. ce que ne m' empeche pas de jouer de 
temps a autre sur mon violon d' Ingres, mais la poesie est 
quand meme devenue un souvenir de jeunesse pour moi. Je m' 
occupe maintenant des choses moins se'rieuses que la poesie 
he las! -■ r- . 

^ le suis content que ma petite brochure vous ait atteint 
apres avoir traverse les quelques milliers de kilometres qui 
separent nos petits villages. Et maintenant que votre adresse 
m est connue j e me permettrai de vous envoyer quelques autres 
ecrits de meme 1 angue . car je suis sur que vous continuez a 
ra^!. r-T'" ^" f'^-nfais. Meme si je vous .envoy ai s mes ouv- 
fraternel 7"; 7"'/ trouveriez encore le signe du salut 
traternel dont le langage a pas besoin d'etre e'pele 

vos nouv^M.r^^'it '^^ ^°"" '^^^ ^^^ J -attends toujours de 
netle^ent ajouter que je vous embrasse frater- 

S. E. Sly a vusgi 1 

May 6, 1955 


Library Closnups : I. 

William McKeown, Bookbinder 

Last week William McKeown, the University Library's fi ne- bookbinder , 
brought to the Librarian's Office a copy of Regent Edward A. Dickson's book 
on the foundinf,' of UCLA (recently issued by the Friends of the UCLA Library 
for its members), which he had just bound in blue morocco, and which he de- 
livered to Mr. Powell for presentation to Mr. Dickson on the eve of his 

departure for Europe. The bound volume was the 
most recent of the many expertly fashioned products 
Mr. McKeown has turned out in his fine-book bindery 
in the Library Building, and, before 1950, in the 
bindery at the Clark Library. 

Bill McKeown works in one of the less conspic- 
uous spots of the Library, on the ground floor of 
the west wing, just south of the Bindery Prepara- 
tion Section. As those who have visited him know, 
his shop always presents an orderly array of cut- 
ters, presses, and hand tools of the bookbinder's 
art, with neat stacks of leather, paper, and boards, 
and rows of books in process of restoration laid 
out in assembl y- 1 ine fashion. He keeps several 
dozen jobs moving systematically along the line at 
the same time, and though his output is not to be 
thought of as mass production, he does succeed in 
completing an impressive number of pieces during a year's work. 

A few years ago when covers were needed for the more than 6000 politi- 
cal and religious tracts of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries which 
the Clark Library had acquired, Mr. McKeown' s ingenuity was put to a severe 
test. Separate cases or bindings for such physically slight items were out 
of the question, but individual protection was nevertheless essential for 
these far from insignificant publications. lie devised some stiff blue 
paper wrappers for the pamphlets, cut to various sizes, which could be pro- 
duced in lots of several hundred at a time. 

It was on this project that he perfected his assembly- 1 i ne techniques 
which have made his binding processes economical. The backs of all the 
tracts in the collection were cleaned, resewn, and glued; the wrappers were 
cut and folded; titles were typed by the Library on the backs of the wrappers; 
and finally the pamphlets were inserted in the wrappers. The tracts, as 
they are now shelved, are further protected by transparent plastic boxes, 
each of which holds about ten pamphlets. The scheme has proved entirely 

Mr. McKeown is a native of Dublin, Ireland, and was a resident there- 
after of Belfast, and later of northern Alberta and points south. His father, 
he likes to recall, once trained horses for Edward VII of England. It was as 
a plumber (in recognition of which skill he still maintains his certificate 
from year to year) that he first came to work for the Uni versi ty , on the 
Vermont Avenue campus, in 1922. 

Although lie has not been with the University continuously since that 
time, he has served it faithfully since 1930, and with the bequest of the 
William Andrews Clark Library to the University in 1934, was one of the first 
representatives sent to the Clark residence to assume responsibility for its 
operation. As custodian, major-domo, and bookbinder he stayed at the Clark 
until 1950, when he moved his shop to the campus at Westwood. 

In the early years of the Clark Library's affiliation with the Univer- 
sity, Bill, unable to do justice to his Steam fi tte r' s and Plumber's license, 
undertook to restore books in bad repair, to make portfolios for some of the 
Library's precious manuscripts, and to oil and treat the leatlier bindings of 
the entire collection. So successful were these undertakings that, with the 
encouragement of Miss Cora Sanders, the Librarian, he took up systematic 
study with local binders, and read intensively about the art of bookbinding. 
Under Mr. Powell's Directorship, after 1944, the necessary equipment for 
this kind of work was obtained for the Library, and Bill was asked to set up 
a bindery in the old 

come one 


of the 

mo .St 

loach house on the Clark estate which was soon to be- 
iiiteresting departments of the West Adams establishment. 


UCLA Librarian 

Here at UCLA, Mr. McKeown devotes the greater part of his time to the 
restoration of rare books whose pages must be cleaned, flattened, and often 
reconstructed, whose loosed signatures must be gathered and sewed, and then 
re-covered in a style as nearly as possible like the original binding. The 
rest of his time is spent in original binding of rare books and pamphlets. 

Mr. McKeown is hard put to describe the most satisfying of his many 
achievements in binding and restoration, but he is collecting information 
from which he hopes to publish a bench book for fine binders when he retires. 
His book will devote particular attention to the art of book restoration, and 
will include comprehensive tables of specifications for most effective rare 
book binding. 

A visit to Bill's bindery will repay anyone who would like to see a fine 
craftsman at work. In an age of mass production and creeping automation, the 
best traditions of the bookbinding art are being kept alive here and adapted 
to modern library needs. 

Honors to Student Assistants 

This is the season for the granting of various honors and awards to 
students in the University, and among recent announcements we find the names 
of several of our student assistants. 

Ed Peck, in the Engineering Library, and George Wakiji, of the Circula- 
tion Department and the Undergraduate Library, have been selected as members 
of the Project India group for next summer. Peck has held office this year 
as ASUCLA Recreation Representative, and was one of the UCLA delegates to 
last year's convention of the National Students' Association. Wakiji is the 
third Undergraduate Library assistant to be chosen for the trip to India. 
His predecessors are Lynne Kiene and Clydeen Kintz Mai loch, who were members 
of last year's group. One of our former assistants in the Reference Depart- 
ment, Martin Rosen, was a member of the first, history-making Project India 
group, in 1951. 

Peter Kanonchoff , graduate student assistant in the Department of Special 
Collections, has received the Gamma Rho Tau Award, presented annually by the 
Los Angeles City Board of Education to the outstanding students at UCLA and 
use in the field of Business Education. 

Paul G. Rivas, graduate student assistant in the Circulation Department, 
won the Watercolor Purchase Award of $250 at the tenth annual Newport Harbor 
Art Exhibit last week, at Newport Beach, for his watercolor, "Landscape." 
Rivas's painting was one of eighty entries in the competition. 

Choral Group Reactivated 

The shaggy limbs of the Eucalyptus Grove stirred in mild surprise one 
day last week to the modulations of the B Flat Bookworms, booked (you will 
pardon the expression) far in advance of the noonday gathering sponsored by 
the University Chapter 44 of CSEA. The Library's own vocal ensemble favored 

-n^r r "''^ """o 5*° numbers, "She is More to Be Pitied Than Censured" and 
Daddy Get Your Baby Out of Jail." 

EdUor f'Z^V""''^^ r""^ °'^" f""'*^>' by the Librarian's Office. 

to this ^slul rf'T^- , ^f,^^^'""* Editor: David VV. Heron. Cor^t r ibutor s 

Tal tan Mart n E Tr ^^ 'i^''^^' ^d'*^?"^ ^^^^'^' ^'^^^^ J- Smith, Johanna 
laiiman, Martin h. Thomas, Florence Williams, Donald G. Wilson. 




Volume 8, Number 17 

May 20, 1955 

From the Librarian 

This is an unusually talkative week for me. At a luncheon meeting today 
of the Westwood Bruin Club my subject is the First Quarter Century of the 
Westwood Campus, Last night at a meeting of the Los Angeles Corral of The 
Westerners I reacted to the prevalent practice of listing the this or that 
number of the Most Important Western Books by speaking of my own choice of 
some Mighty Unimportant Books on the region. And tomorrow morning I shall be 
in Laguna Beach to speak at the dedication of a new high school library- 
cafeteria building. 

A week ago today I was in Chicago for the spring meeting of the Biblio- 
graphical Society of America, held at the Newberry Library. At a subsequent 
meeting of the Council the Society's officers were re-elected for a second 
term. I announced that the next meeting of the Society will be at the Hunt- 
ington Library on August 27, the first Far Western gathering of the B. S. A. , 
and that it will be in honor of Henry R. Wagner, senior member of the Society, 
on the eve of his 93rd birthday. Papers will be read by Neal Harlow, Carl 
Wheat, Donald Powell, Lyle Wright, and Jake Zeitlin, and, health permitting, 
Mr. Wagner will speak at a luncheon at the Caltech Athenaeum. 

On Tuesday, the judging of the Campbell Contest took place in my office, 
following which I gave a lunch for the judges -- Frances Clarke Sayers, John 
Espey, and Irving Stone -- Mr. Campbell, Ray Brian, who ably managed the 
contest, and Everett Moore and Wilbur Smith. 

Miss Coryell and I were hosts last week to a group of librarians con- 
cerned with library education, including Clara Foreman, librarian of Van Nuys 
High School, Margaret Glassey, librarian of Emerson Junior High School, 
Elizabeth Neal, librarian of Compton College, and John E. Smith, city librar- 
ian of Santa Barbara. 

The Library Committee met in my office on Tuesday afternoon to consider 
drafts of its annual report, a statement on branch library policy, and facul- 
ty criticisms of duplicate buying and of book ordering. Professor Hinderaker 
has been re- appointed as chairman for next year. New members of the commit- 
tee, effective July 1, will be announced in a later issue. 

Mr Krassovsky brought a distinguished elder Russian historian. Professor 
Nicholas Lossky, father of our Professor Andrew Lossky, to call on me recently. 
Professor Lossky paid tribute to his colleague's work in building our basic 
Slavic collections "from scratch," and also pointed out the need of bringing 
the collections to greater research strength. 

I was on the Occidental campus again recently to meet with President 
Coons and Dean Dumke. Under discussion was the evening of June 10, when 
Robinson Jeffers will be honored upon the 50th anniversary of his graduation 
from the college, a program at which Joseph Wood Krutch and I will be the 
speakers. I r P 

104 UCLA Librarian 

Personnel Notes 

Elizabeth Crandell. who has been appointed Typist Clerk in the Catalog 
Department, worked for several years in the Los Angeles Public Library and is 
a former UCLA student. 

Robert Eckert has been appointed Senior Library Assistant in the Circula- 
tion Department. He received his B. A. from UCLA in 1951, and has recently 



several years. 

Resignations have been received from Valerie A. Boers, Typist Clerk in 
the Catalog Department, to prepare for her coming marriage; Mrs. Marlys Levy, 
Typist Clerk in the Circulation Department, to await the birth of her baby; 
and Mrs. Miriam Morton, Senior Library Assistant in the Catalog Department, 
to study librari anship. 


Last week the prizes won by Denis Sanders, a student in the Theater Arts 
Department, for his film, "A Time Out of War," were displayed in the foyer. 
Among the awards shown were the trophy of the Venice Film Festival, the 

Oscar" of the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the 
Screen Producers' Association's American Intercollegiate Film Award, and the 
Diploma of Merit of the 1954 Edinburgh Film Festival. 

This week's exhibit in the foyer case shows copies of Regent Edward A. 
Dickson's book, which is mentioned elsewhere in this issue. 

Now on display in the Exhibit Room, the Main Reading Room, and the Gradu- 
ate Reading Room are nineteenth century ephemera recently acquired in a British 
collection of that period. Included are battledores, games, movable books, 
bookmarks, lottery sheets, watch-backs, and illustrated writing paper. 

First Russian Grammar in the Bibliotheque National 

Dimitry M. Krassovsky is the^ author of an article in last month's issue 
of Vromoshch Uchiteliu Russkogo Pazyka u Amenke (San Francisco), which de- 
scribes the recent discovery in the Bibliotheque National in Paris of a copy 

^r-,^^^ ^^^^*^ Russian Grammar, written by Ivan Federov and published in Lwow in 


Heart of the Southwest 

Mr. Powell's long-heralded bibliography of fiction of the Southwest, en- 
titled Heart of the Southwest, was published on May 2 by Dawson's Book Shop 
as Number Two in the Great Southwest Travel Series." The beautiful volume 
was produced by Saul and Lillian Marks at the Plantin Press. A map-frontis- 
piece by William Wallace Bellin is a distinguishing feature of the book. 

Fulbrighters are Engaged 

Miyeko Takita writes from Tokyo that she 

May 20, 1955 105 

Contributors to the Book Club Series 

James Mink has contributed an essay on "The Water Witch" (a schooner 
which plied the waters of Lake Tulare in the 1880' s, then the largest lake 
in California) for one of twelve numbers of the 1954 keepsake series on 
Early Transportation in Southern California distributed to members of the 
Book Club of California. Other interesting items in the series are "Pro- 
fessor Lowe's Planet Airship," by the past president of the Friends of the 
UCLA Library, W. W. Robinson (concerning an ambitious plan for a transconti- 
nental "Planet Airship" to be built and launched in 1910 in the all-year- 
round good climate of Southern California), and two by a member of the Execu- 
tive Committee of the Friends, Robert J. Woods, on "Early Staging" and "The 
Horse Car." Mr. Woods was general editor of the series. The keepsakes were 
handsomely designed and printed by Grant Dahlstrom at the Castle Press in 


In her book on Rise of the Labor Movement in Los Angeles, a Publication 
of the Institute of Industrial Relations, Southern Division, which has just been issued by 
the University of California Press, Grace Heilman Stimson writes: "Many mem- 
bers of the staff of the Institute of Industrial Relations showed great in- 
terest in and gave much needed help to the preparation of this volume. De- 
serving special mention are Mr. Robert Thomason, Librarian ..." (Mr. Thomason 
is now head of the Acquisitions department at the University of North Caro- 
lina. ) 

Professor John J. Espey, of the English department, writes in the Preface 
to his Ezra Pound's "Mauberley ; " A Study in Composition, published this month 
by the University Press: "The Ezra Pound material in the Department of Spec- 
ial (Collections of the Library of the University of California at Los -Angeles, 
gathered under the stimulus of the Librarian, Lawrence Clark Powell, has been 
of great help to me." 

Additions to the Southwest Collection 

Charles L. McNichols's recent gift of the manuscript of his book. Crazy 
Weather, presented in response to Mr. Powell's article on fiction of the 
Southwest in the Los Angeles Times, is one of the notable additions to the 
Library's collection on the Southwest. The Department of Special Collections 
continues to receive numerous books, pamphlets, and ephemera relating chiefly 
to Arizona and New Mexico. Valuable additions have been made from the micro- 
film available through the National Archives Microfilm Publications Program, 
which is providing, at reasonable cost, copies of the territorial papers of 
Arizona and New Mexico, California customs records, and post records of the 
United States Consulate maintained during the early days in Sante Fe, New 
Mexi CO. 

Microfilm Exchange with North Carolina 

One of Andrew Horn's parting gestures when he left Westwood for Chapel 
Hill was to offer to trade manuscripts on microfilm between the two university 
libraries. From U(XA' s Southern History collection a number of broadsides, 
manuscripts, and ephemera have been microfilmed for UNC, most of them docu- 
menting the Revolutionary and early National periods in the Carolinas and 
Georgia, many of these from the collection of Southern historical materials 
purchased from the Aldine Book Company of New York in the early 1940' s. In 
return, from the Southern Historical Collection at Chapel Hill this Library 
will shortly begin to receive such Californiana as letters and journals of^ 
Tarheels who came to California in ' 4«5 to try tlieir luck in "the diggings." 

Professor James W. Patton, Director of the Southern Historical Collec- 
tion, has written that at Mr. Horn's direction UCLA will be supplied with 
microfilm footage equal to that received in Chapel Hill, although neither 
party to the agreement is "disposed to haggle over the exact footage." 


UCLA Librarian 

Latin American Round Table 

Last week Robert Fessenden, Ardis Lodge, Everett Moore, Helen Schimansky, 
and Arnulfo Trejo represented the Library at the three-day Round Table on 
Teaching Problems in the Field of Latin American Studies, which was sponsored 
by the Pan American Union and the University. Topics under consideration by 
three working groups into which the conferees were divided included Latin 
American area programs, exchange programs for teachers and students, the ade- 
quacy of textbooks and other study materials, and libraries and research 
materials. One of the resolutions of particular interest to librarians was 
concerned with the possibility of developing a program for cooperative region- 
al acquisition of Latin American publications. Among the distinguished figures 
in the field of Latin American studies who participated in the Round Table were 
Dr. Erico Verissimo, Director of the Department of Cultural Affairs of the Pan 
American Union, Professor Ronald Hilton of Stanford, and Professor Arturo 
Torres-Rioseco, of the Rerkeley campus. Local faculty participants included 
Professors Deals, Burr, Crow, Fitzgibbon, Hussey, and Zeitlin. 

Biomedical Library Issues Handbook 

A Brief Guide to the Biomedical Library has recently been issued as an 
introductory handbook to the use of the new library facilities in the Medical 
Center. It will be revised when further organization and consolidation of the 
Library's collections are completed. (The biology collection in the Main Li- 
brary is still in process of transfer.) The handbook was prepared by Louise 
Darling and her staff, and has been attractively produced in multilith by the 
Central Mimeograph Bureau. 

A Rewarding Exchange 

Much has been written in library bulletins about notable gifts and pur- 
chases, but relatively little is understood about one of the most complicated 
yet rewarding of all acquisitions processes, that of obtaining scholarly mate- 
rials by exchange. Perhaps this lack of fame results from the rather abstract 
character of many of the scholarly serial publications which arrive in great 
quantities from colleges, universities, and other institutions all over the 
world. Thus, when a publication combining great subject interest, scholarship, 
and beauty of format is acquired by this method, it deserves special mention. 
Such a work is Flora Brasilica, a serial publication of the Instituto de Bo- 
tanica of Sto Paulo, Brazil. Each folio-size volume contains, in addition to 
important scientific text, scores of beautiful full-page colored plates illus- 
trating Brazilian flora. 

The Agriculture Library has had a few scattered issues of the series, but 
we shall now be receiving it regularly on exchange from the Instituto. Our 
acquisition was a by-product of a request for two other publications; and as a 
result of extensive additional correspondence we shall be receiving regularly 
ail of the publications of the Instituto de Botanica. 

SLA Meeting in Glendale 

The Special Libraries Association, Southern California Chapter, will hold 
its linal meeting of the season on Thursday, May 26, at Glendale. A 6:30 din- 
ner m the Terrace Room of McDonnell's Rancho Restaurant will precede the busi- 
ness meeting. The program, announced by Hope Smalley, Chapter President, will 
include presentation of officer and committee annual reports, election of of- 
NarfrLl r 'liscussion of plans by librarians who will attend the 46th Annual 
National Convention of the Association in Detroit, June 12-17. 

May 20, 1955 


An Important University Document 

The story of the founding of UCLA has been told in Regent Edward A. 
Dickson's book, University of California at Los Angeles, Its Origin and 
Formative Years, which ' • • ■ 


uuujv, U'fcti/cr^LLjr u J ^u. L I. J u I II I. u UL L>uo /\ii ^c tc :> , ji-d lyi Lgiri ufcu 

Years, which has just been published by the Friends of the UCLA 
The book was printed by the Ward Ritchie Press in a limited edi- 
tion for distribution to the Friends. It is illus- 
—^ trated with photographs of officials who were in- 

-\ strumental in establishing the University at Los 

Angeles and in locating the campus in Westwood, 
and with fourteen facsimiles of letters and other 
documents relative to the founding. Mr. Powell 
has written a foreword to the book. 

In a particularly interesting chapter en- 
titled "The Issue of Separation," the dramatic 
sequence of events that led finally to the estab- 
lishing of the entire University program at West- 
wood is recounted by Mr. Dickson, who was one of 
the principals in the controversy over this 
cal point. It was not until 1-*-- -- *■ ^ - -•• 

c riti- 


Catalogers Meet Mr. Walter 

A meeting of the Catalog Department was c 
to take advantage of the presence in town of M 
the Card Division of the Library of Congress, 
a full morning of his busy time to come out to 
ings of the Card Division, which is of such gr 
all libraries. He received a number of sugges 
and promised to act on them. His graciousness 
appreciated by everyone. 

Mr. Walter gave the catalogers a report o 
ceived from us during a two-month period: out 
Division was able to supply 66 per cent; 7/4 pe 
being printed; of 354 per cent more, either the 
ing them or the copyright claim was being inve 
supplied for 4 per cent; and there were no rea 
ing 19 per cent. Mr. Walter said that the Div 
cards in stock, but that it is deficient in fo 

ailed on Thursday, April 21, 
r. Alpheus Walter, Chief of 
Mr. Walter generously gave 
UCLA and explain the work- 
eat importance to us, as to 
tions from the Catalog staff 
and generosity were much 

n a survey of card orders re- 
of 6700 orders received, the 
r cent were in process of 
re were prospects of supply- 
stigated; photostats could be 
sonable prospects of supply- 
ision carries 170,000,000 
reign language titles. 

New Astronomy Library 

A new astronomi 
University's Lick Ob 
tor, has reported th 
25,000 bound volumes 
administration build 
under the supervisio 
and librarian. 

The new quarter 
nation's most valuab 
stored in an attic. 
Library is the large 
States. It contains 

cal library building has just been completed at the 
servatory at Mt. Hamilton. Dr. C. D. Shane, the Direc- 
at the Observatory's valuable collection of almost 

has just been installed in the two-story annex to the 
ing. The move to new quarters has been accomplished 
n of Dr. Stanislavs Vasilevskis, assistant astronomer 

s will make possible the preservation of one of the 
le astronomical collections, parts of which had been 

Next to the Naval Observatory in Washington, the Lick 
St and most complete astronomical library in the United 

many complete sets of periodicals and a number of old 

,«vjs UCLA Librarian 

and rare books. . . , , , 

The new building, although only 5,000 square feet in size, will take care 
of the future library space needs for the Observatory for more than fifty years. 
The acquisition of books is limited to astronomy and closely related fields. 

From the Staff Association 

Noreen Harrison, Chairman of the Nominating Committee, has submitted the 
following slate to the members of the Library Staff Association as candidates 
for the Executive Board, to be elected by secret ballot on Tuesday, June 7: 

For the office of Vice-President (President-Elect): 

James Cox (Gift and Exchange Section) 

Donald Paul (Bindery Section) 

Professional (Two to be elected for two-year terms): 

Donald Black (Engineering Library) 

Michele Gelperin (Catalog Department) 

Victor Johannsen (Acquisitions Department) 

Otheo Sutton (Catalog Department) 

Non-Professional (Two to be elected; one two-year term and one one-year term): 

Roslein Auf der Heide (IIB Library) 

Carole Bennett (Catalog Department) 

Mary Nunn (Acquisitions Department) 

Elsie Unterberg (Acquisitions Department) 

A special meeting has been called by the Executive Board for Tuesday, ^ 

May 24, at 4 p.m. in the Staff Room. Additional nominations to the slate will 
be invited from the membership. Please plan to attend. 

Library Assistant Addresses PT 

Linford Dale Riley, Jr., doctoral candidate in political science and 
student assistant in the Graduate Reading Room, who recently held a Ford Founda- 
tion Fellowship in Viet Nam, spoke at the California Congress of Parents and 
Teachers Convention this month at the Statler Hotel. Mr. Riley, the recipient 
this year of a CCPT scholarship, discussed the problem of education for interna- 
tional responsibility. 


"Thank you so much for your kindness and helpfulness," writes a Sister from 
a nearby Catholic high school who had had to explain a failure of another of the 
Sisters to return some books to the Library, through a misunderstanding. "I 
know what librarians have to go through, and it behooves everyone to be a help 
to them rather than a hindrance." In response to her request for forgiveness, 
Librarian L.K.W. in the Circulation department says "I forgave her." 

UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office. 
Editor: Everett Moore. Assistant Editor: David W. Heron. Contributors to 
this issue: James R. Cox, Noreen Harrison, James V. Mink, Helene E. Schimansky, 
Horence Williams. Art work by Neil Carlson. 





Volume 8, Number 18 

June 3, 1955 

From the Librarian 

The Library stacks liave been funded by the Legislature in a bill tliat 
was signed last Friday morning by the Governor. The good news was teletyped 
to us by Mr. Coney. Next comes the South Wing, also via the hard way, be- 
cause the University's building needs far exceed the money appropriated eacli 
year by the Legislature. This campus's need, however, for a completed cen- 
tral library building is widely recognized, and I expect us to gain a soutli- 
e rn exposure within the next five years. 

Last night I journeyed to Sierra Madre to speak at the first meeting of 
the Friends of the Public Library to be held in the new library building. I 
talked about books. Talks last week were to the Inter- So rori ty Mothers' Club, 
on "Dooks and Traditions at UCLA," and to an audience of students and faculty 
at the Los Angeles City and State Colleges, on "Writers of the Southwest." 
Tomorrow, at the Southwest Museum, I shall repeat the latter talk (abridged) 
to the year's final meeting of the Zamorano Club. 

A week ago tonight the Severance Club honored its founder, T. Percival 
Gerson, M. D. , on his 84th birthday, with a meeting addressed by Supervisor 
John Anson Ford. This discussion group was founded in 1906 by Dr. Gerson, 
and has met regularly twice a month ever since. 

Mr. Ford has commenced the transfer of his personal papers to our Li- 
brary, including two autograph albums which will be described in a later 

Earlier in tlie week 1 gave luncheons for no vel i st -neighbo r Ray Bradbury, 
whose manuscripts are in the Department of Special Collections, and for Warren 
Howell, president of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association, San Francisco 
Bay Region Ciiapter; and 1 attended the oral examination of Ilulon S. Willis, 
Clark Library Fellow, who has completed a doctoral dissertation under Pro- 
fessor Swedenberg; and also met with Mr. Swedenberg and Dean Dodd to discuss 
an enlarged program of invitational Clark Library seminars. 

And finally, one of the world's best choral directors, Roger Wagner, is 
flourishing in our midst and will lead the UCLA A Capella Choir in a beauti- 
ful and exciting program at the Clark Library on Sunday, to which staff mem- 
bers, their families, and friends are cordially invited. The program will 
be held out-of-doors, so that children of all ages are welcome. Small 
leaslied animals can also be accommodated. 

L.C. P. 

Personnel Note 

Lois Crandall has resigned her position as a Typist-Clerk in the Engin- 
eering Library to devote full time to her studies. 



UCLA Libi ur lan 

Kenneth J. Carpenter , Head of the Rare Books Department on the Berkeley 
campus, visited the Library on May 18, and conferred particularly with the 
staff of the Department of Special Collections. 

Richard II. Dillon, Librarian of the State Library's Sutro Branch in San 
Francisco, and Keeper of Printed Lacunae, recently demonstrated his San Fran- 
ciscan intrepidity by travelling all the way to Westwood by bus from San 
Marino, where he had been doing research at the Huntington for several weeks. 
While he was here he visited with Mr. Powell and other staff members and also 
called on members of the History department. 

Peter Marshall, Second Secretary to the British Embassy in Washington, 
recently visited both the Clark and University Libraries with Professor 
Clinton Howard. He lectured on the campus on May 23 on the subject of 
Briti sh- Soviet relations. 

Also in May, Antony J. Lorenz, Research Executive of Sunkist Growers, 
Inc., visited the Chemistry Library to inspect its collection on the history 
of chemistry. 

Patricia Evans, of the Porpoise Bookshop in San Francisco, compiler and 
illustrator of the attractive booklet of Jump Rope Rhymes published by the 
bookshop in 1954, recently used collections in the University and Clark Li- 
braries, and later wrote an appreciative note about her experiences here. 
Professor Wayl and Hand tells us that Mrs. Evans's interest in children's 
games and songs, wliich grew out of observation of children playing in the 
streets and on the playgrounds of San Francisco, will result in forthcoming 
books of rhymes for hopscotch and for ball bouncing in the game of jacks. 

Louise Darling in Milwaukee 

"A Decade of Recruiting for Medical Libraries" was the subject of Bio- 
medical Librarian Louise Darling's address on May 19 to the Hospital Group 
of the Medical Library Association, meeting in Milwaukee. Miss Darling sum- 
marized the history of organized recruitment for 1 i brari anship in the United 
States from the earliest efforts shortly after tlie First World War, and dis- 
cussed the evolution and accomplishments of the MLA' s Committee on Training 
for Medical Librari anship and of its Subcommittee on Recruitment. 

Campbell Contest Winners 

The judges of the 1955 Campbell Student Book Collection Contest, meet- 
ing on May 17, agreed on this year's winning collections after a diligent 
and enjoyable two-hour session, accordi^lg to the chairman, Ray Brian. Edward 
Petko, of Los Angeles, a junior, won the first prize of $100 in books for his 
collection on the history of printing. Second prize of $50 in books went to 
Archibald llawley, Jr., of Los Angeles, a senior, for his collection on "Reli- 
gion and the Religious Impulse." Arthur E. Wollrich, of Los Angeles, a jun- 
ior in the School of Engineering, won the third prize of $25 in books for his 
collection on "History through Historical Novels." The first-prize winner's 
collection is now on display in the foyer. 

The judges John J. Espey, Frances Clarke Sayers, and Irving Stone, 
worked around the large table in the Librarian's office, sampling the books 
and r<;ading the statements submitted by the contestants describing tiieir col- 
lections. Ihey then adjourned for a luncheon given by the Librarian. 

Honorable mention was made of Charles Bennett's collection on natural 
history and Joseph Kemp;s entry on prestidigitation; and in recognition of 
the generally high quality of the collections in the competition, consola- 
tion prizes in the form of copies of The Alchemy of Books, were awarded to 
all who qualified lor the final judging. 

Special mention should also be made of the good work of Ray Brian and 
his planning committee Donald Black. James Cox, Tati ana Keati nge. Wilbur 

assil'L r'^^T^ ^'''^*'" ^r'^^ ^'^^' ''f '^^'^ H^'^^°'-y Department and of 

assistance by Neil Carlson and Shirley Olson. 

June 3, 1955 


Founder's Day at the Clark 

The Founder's Day exercises at the Clark Library next Sunday afternoon, 
June 5, from 2 to 5 o'clock, to which Mr. Powell has issued an invitation on 
the first page, is jointly sponsored this year by the Clark Library and the 

Friends of the UCLA Library. Mr. Powell will preside 
over a program which will open with greetings from Dwight 
L. Clarke, President of the Friends, and which will 
feature fifteenth, sixteenth, and seventeenth century 
music by the UCLA A Capella Choir, directed by Roger 
Wagner, and an address by John E. Pomfret, Director of 
the Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery. 

The singers will perform numbers by Josquin des 
Pres, Giovanni Gabrieli, Tomas Luis de Victoria, Orlando 
Gibbons, and Henry Purcell, two early folksongs, and a 
fifteenth century melody arranged for the choir by Mr. 

On exhibit in the Library will be great books in 
first editions and a special display of Whitman's 
Leaves of Grass, published just a century ago. 

As in past years, refreshments will be served by Mrs. Feutz and her 

Powys on Wi Ide 

Among recent interesting additions to the Clark Library's Oscar Wilde 
Collection is an original typescript article by John Cowper Powys on Wilde's 
"The Soul of Man under Socialism," comprising seven quarto pages of single- 
spaced typing. A manuscript note, penned by the author on the last page, 
reads as follows: 

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I must ha 

whether it wa 


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have passed a 


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placing of ou 


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great authors 

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ter than it was 
I noted how the 
d with what ace 
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al in his Prais 
has been estab 

s sometime between 1909 & 1912 
n Philadelphia or New York but 
in any paper or magazine I have 
would say the chances are against 
en the light." But I agree with 

it now after all these years 
n for Oscar Wilde is as great if 
when I wrote this. I rejoiced 
great wheel of public honour 
lamation and respect this recent 
he lived and this recent holding 
e. His position as one of our 
lished forever. 

John Cowper Powys 
Corwen, Marionethshi re 
North Wales 

Dec. 2nd 1954 

A Clark Visitor 

Mrs. Mayflo Roden-Ryan, of Dublin, sister of Oliver St. John Gogarty, 
and acquaintance of many of the contemporary literary figures of Ireland, 
including W. B. Yeats, James Stephens, A. E. (George Russell), George Moore, 
James Joyce, and Lord Dunsany, recently visited the Clark Library. Her 
parents moved in the same circles with Sir William and Lady Wilde, parents 
of Oscar. Her childhood home in Dublin was once occupied by Jonathan Swi ft 
and she therefore found much to interest her in the Library ' s col lections. 
Mrs. Roden-Ryan was accompanied by Newton Taylor of Book Service, San Fran- 
cisco, and George Leigh of Los Angeles. 


UCLA Lib ran an 


Among the "colleagues and associates of mine at the University of Cali- 
fornia" mentioned by Robert P. Falk, of the department of English, in his 
recently published book, American Literature in Parody; A Collection of 
Parody, Satire, and Literary Burlesque of American Writers Past and Present, 
is Wilbur J. Smith. The book was published in New York by Twayne Publishers. 

Student Assistants Make PBK 

Six Library student assistants have been elected to membership in Phi 
Beta Kappa this spring, according to Helene Schimansky, secretary of the Eta 
Chapter of California. They are Marilyn J. Altoon (Institute of Industrial 
Relations Library). Bernard M. Babior (Catalog Department ), St anley S. Carter 
(Reserve Book Room), (iene R. Preston (Government Publications Room), Barbara 
J. Schumann (Circulation Department), and Martin Shapiro (Circulation Depart- 
ment). Another newl y- elected PBK is Arthur Goldfarb, who is chairman this 
year of the Student Library Committee of the ASUCLA. 

Staff Association Notes 

At the Staff Association meeting 
presented the Nominating Committee's 
Board, which was accepted after it ha 
Anne Greenwood. 

Carole Bennett, co-chairman of t 
decoration, reporting on the work of h 
poll to determine whether draperies s 
showed that since not enough members 
proposal has been dropped. The commi 
framing maps for the staff room walls 
supply travel posters. Further sugge 
appreciated by the committee. 

Helen Riley read an open letter 
Air Force, a former U(X,A Meteorology 
the appalling conditions under which 
ing and suggested that interested per 
packages or adopting an orphan. The 
ing help in addition to the CARE pack 

held on May 24, Mrs. Noreen Harrison 
slate of candidates for the Executive 
d been amended to include the name of 

he special committee on Staff Room 
er committee, stated that the recent 
hould be purchased for the staff room 
are interested in this project, the 
ttee are considering purchasing and 
, and a travel agency has agreed to 
stions from the staff will be greatly 

from Lt. Col. George H. Duncan, U.S. 
student now in Korea, who described 
thousands of Korean children are exist- 
sons could help either by sending CARE 
Staff Association will consider send- 
age it now sends to Korea each month. 

Regional Resources Coordinating Committee Meets at USC 

The Southern Division of the CLA' s Regional Resources Coordinating 
Committee meets this afternoon at the USC Library. Its chairman, David 
Heron, reports that one of the subjects on the agenda is the Local Newspaper 
Microfilming Project begun last year by the Department of Special Collections. 

On Being a Horse 

Frances Clarke Sayers's students in children's literature engage in some 
spirited discussions over reading likes and dislikes, she reports. Recently 
her youngsters practically chose sides over Black Beauty. "It's sentimental 
rot! said some, but others defended it as a moving tale of a noble beast. 
One young lady brought the controversy to a hilarious halt when she said with 
some passion, "It may seem sentimental to some, but when you read that book 
you ieel just like a horse." 

Library Hours on Commencement Day 

The Main University Library will be open 
Commencement Day, Sunday, June 19. 

to visitors from 1 to 3 p.m. on 

June 3, 1955 113 

D.C. IS Vice-Chancellor 

Donald Coney, University Librarian on the Berkeley campus, became Vice- 
Chancel lor- Admini stration on June 1, to work on campus building and develop- 
ment problems, long-range planning projects, and other administrative prob- 
lems, according to an announcement made last week by Chancellor Clark Kerr. 
The new Vice-Chancellorship is one of two such offices created at Berkeley 
under the program of University reorganization begun in 1*552 when the Re- 
gents appointed Chancellors of the Berkeley and Los Angeles campuses and 
granted greater administrative autonomy to the two major campuses. Mr. 
Coney will continue to serve as University Librarian and as Professor of 
Librari anship. 

The M.L.S. at Berkeley 

The new Master of Library Science degree, which will now be awarded 
to students of the School of Librari anship on the Berkeley campus instead 
of the Bachelor of Library Science degree, was approved last month by the 
Representative Assembly of the Academic Senate, Northern Section, and be- 
comes effective immediately for qualified candidates. 

Requirements for the new degree, while basically the same as for the 
former B. L. S. , include four additional units of graduate work in other de- 
partments of the University. These units, which may be taken before enter- 
ing the School of Librari anship or after the 1 i brari anship courses have 
been completed, must be approved by the Dean as acceptable to the individu- 
al's complete program of instruction. The entire twenty-eight unit program, 
which may include as many as six units taken in other departments, must be 
completed with an average grade of "B" or higher. Students who have a 
master's or a doctor's degree in another field before entering the School 
of Librari anship need complete only twenty-four units of work in librarian- 
ship to qualify for the new degree. 

The present second-year program leading to the Master of Library Science 
degree will be continued witliout change. Librarians already holding a post- 
baccalaureate first-year professional bachelor's degree who are graduates of 
an approved library school may earn the master's degree by pursuing this 
second-year program. 

Visitors From India 

Seven of the twenty- four foreign librarians now in the United States 
under a program sponsored by the Department of State and administered by the 
International Relations Board of the American Library Association, will be 
visiting us during the coming week. The librarians have been participating 
in three-week seminars at library schools and three months of internship in 
American public and university libraries, and tliey are now beginning individu- 
al tours of the United States. The first of our visitors (all of whom are 
from India) is Dr. Maneck B. Vajifdar, Assistant Librarian of the Tata Insti- 
tute of Fundamental Research, Bombay, who is sclieduled to arrive in Los 
Angeles today. Dr. Vajifdar has been serving his internship in the Library 
of the Georgia Institute of Technology, and will be flying back to India in 

Southwest to Gibraltar 

Are the critics at sea over the question of how to define the boundaries 
of the Southwest? If so, they may have read about "Clark Powell's" l>e!ief 
they can be determined by books, not maps, for the Sun-Lane News, published 
- the S. S. Independence, of the American Fxport Lines, Inc., picked up the 


UCLA Librar ian 

in the five day trip, the Sun-Lane News carried four UCLA stories (all 
developed by Public Information, of course) and one from Berkeley. 

What the Editor Didn't Know 

Back on the 30th of April (the day before May l--which makes it about 
one month ago, not two), Arnul fo Trej o spoke at a meeting of the Los Angeles 
Regional Group of Catalogers, describing the important libraries of Mexico 
City. The Editor just recently heard about this, and would still be waiting 
to hear it from the modest Sr. Trejo himself. Fortunately, one of our cata- 
logers noticed that the meeting had gone unnoticed in the Librarian of May 6, 
and likewise of May 20, and thereby made the useful discovery that the Editor 
had been in the dark about the matter all this time. The latter apologizes, 
and offers a reminder that what the staff does in a professional way is al- 
ways news, and ought to be reported to the otherwise ignorant Editor, so that 
he may tell it to the rest of the news-hungry staff and, incidentally, earn 
his keep. 

Overtime in the Rumor Mill 

The following rumors have been discovered to be completely unfounded, 
and they are hereby exposed and revealed as no longer of much interest. 
Namely- that the B-Flat Bookworms have been engaged to sing certain early 
English ballads at the Clark Library on Sunday which were rejected by Roger 
Wagner's choir; that on the appointment of the Librarian on the Berkeley 
campus to a Vice-Chancellorship, the Librarian on the Los Angeles campus 
would assume responsibility for the libraries in Berkeley as an additional 
duty; that the Group Study Room would be moved to the Main Reading Room in 
order better to accommodate folk dancers and badminton players; and that 
Bermuda shorts had been specified by the Assistant Librarian as official 
dress at the Circulation Desk. Staff members and others interested are 
advised to annotate their manuals accordingly. 

UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office. 
bditor: Everett Moore. Assistant Editor: David W. Heron. Contributors 
this issue: Page Ackerman, Ray Brian. Wi 1 H am Conway , Edna Davis. Noreen 
Harrison, James F. Wylie. 






Volume 8, Number 19 

June 17, 1955 

From the Librarian 

Preceding Commencement on Sunday I shall observe tradition by addressing 
the seniors' pilgrimage as they pause in front of the Library. 

A high point was 
when we showed the ea 
tinguished Yale profe 
bibliographer of Robe 
For a dozen years we 
haps the second stron 

Dr. Fulton' s eye 
stitched and uncut as 
ful of recorded copie 
the UCLA Society for 
on the UCLA medical f 
physiology and anatom 
active in history of 
the local group on re 
Clark, for study in t 

reached by all of us at the Clark Library last week 
rly science collection to Dr. John Farquhar Fulton, dis- 
ssor of physiology, biographer of Dr. Harvey Cushing, 
rt Boyle, and head of the Yale Medical History Library, 
have been using Fulton on Boyle to assemble what is per- 
gest collection in the country, after the one at Yale, 
was taken chiefly, however, by the Clark copy (un- 
issued) of Milton's tract On Education, one of a hand- 
s. Accompanying the visitor, who was here to address 
the History of Medical Sciences, were two of his friends 
acuity, Dr. Robert Livingston, associate professor of 
y, and Dr. Horace Magoun, professor of anatomy, both 
science studies. Gordon Williams recently reported to 
sources of southern California libraries, including the 
his field. 

Head Cataloger Alice M. Humiston is retiring at the end of this month 
after thirty years of faithful service to the Library, A product of New 
Hampshire and Simmons College Library School in Boston, Miss Humiston came to 
UCLA in 1925 as assistant cataloger from a position at the Montana State Uni- 
versity. Upon the death in 1937 of her chief, Philip Goulding, she served as 
acting head cataloger until the appointment of Jens Nyholm. When he left to 
become Assistant Librarian at Berkeley Miss Humiston again held the acting 
appointment until the arrival of Benjamin Custer. 

When I became Librarian in 1944 I found Miss Humiston once again leading 
the department in the absence of Mr. Custer on military service. When he 
went straightway from the Army to the Library of Congress, I considered bring- 
ing another outsider to head the department, but a review of the field con- 
vinced me that Miss Humiston was the best qualified person permanently to 
head the Catalog Department. 

This she proved by her leadership of the ensuing decade, adapting her- 
self and the department to growth and change with quiet agility. 

Even in temper, steady and devoted in method, willing and cheerful in 
considering change, Miss Humiston led her staff and earned the respect of her 
colleagues in and out of the Library by her integrity, her knowledge, and her 
selfless devotion to the common good. I shall speak of my personal debt to 
her at the Staff Association party in her honor to be held a week from today. 

Now I can only write in conclusion of the Library's gratitude to Miss 
Humiston for her years of work, and above all for the example she has set to 
those who follow in her path of service to the University. 

L. C.P. 


UCLA Librarian 

Personnel Notes 

Correction- Lois Crawford, not Lois Crandall, as reported in the last 
issue, has resigned her position as Typist Clerk in the Engineering Library. 

Mrs. Darlene Dieterich and Mrs. LaVone Deaper have joined the statt ot 
the Catalog Department. Mrs. Dieterich, a graduate of Santa Monica City Col- 
lege, replaces Valerie Boers as a Typist Clerk, and Mrs. Deaper, who has 
been employed in the San Diego City School System, replaces Mrs. Miriam Morton, 
Senior Library Assistant. 

Mrs. Mary Kerr Reaves, Librarian-1, has resigned from the Reference De- 
partment to be a housewife. 

William Bellin, Principal Library Assistant, has resigned from the Depart- 
ment of Special Collections, to devote his time to completing the requirements 
for admission to library school. 

Occidental College Honors the Librarian 

Last Sunday Mr. Powell was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Let- 
ters by his alma mater, Occidental College, at its 73rd Commencement. In 
conferring the degree, President Arthur G. Coons' s citation was as follows: 

"Lawrence Clark Powell, Bachelor of Arts, Docteur en Lettres, editor, 
author, critic, librarian, teacher, son of this College, in recognition of 
your distinguished achievements in the writing, refining, making, preserving, 
and using of books for the benefit of mankind...' 

Honorary degrees were also conferred on the Very Reverend David de Lancey 
Scovil, Dean of St. Paul's Cathedral, Los Angeles, and Walter W. Paepcke, Chair- 
man of the Board of the Container Corporation of America. 

At a program on Friday evening in Thorne Hall, honoring the poet, Robinson 
Jeffers, on the fiftieth anniversary of his graduation from Occidental, Mr. 
Powell was one of the two speakers who discussed Jeffers's life and work. 
Joseph Wood Krutch, retired Brander Mathews Professor of Dramatic Literature 
at Columbia University, described Jeffers as one of the Americans who has gone 
steadfastly his own way, like Poe, Hawthorne, and Melville, and suggested that 
he evidences greatness comparable to theirs. Mr. Powell's address on "The Mak- 
ing of a Poet" traced the remarkable growth Jeffers underwent from his college 
years to the present, and showed the happy results of his marriage with Una and 
the growing fruitfulness of his union with his environment and of the gradual 
ripening of his view of life. 

A checklist of the writings of Jeffers, prepared by Miss Alice Gay, of the 
Occidental College Library, with a foreword by Mr. Powell, was distributed to 
members of the audience. It was designed and printed by Ward Ritchie, another 
alumnus of the College. 


Edwin Chargoff, Professor of Biochemistry at Columbia University, visited 
the Chemistry Library on May 25. 

Hal W. Shean, Los Angeles Research Director of the International Associa- 
tion of Machinists, visited the Institute of Industrial Relations Library on 
May 31. 

William Barbour, a book mender on the Library staff at Berkeley, recently 
visited the University Library. 

Yasuzo Hone, Professor of Economics and Dean of the Faculty of Economics 
of Kyoto University, paid several visits to the Main Library and the Library of 
the Institute of Industrial Relations last week. He is on a ninety-day State 
Department-sponsored tour of the United States. 

•11 ^''^^"'' •/• harder, Professor of History at the University of Hawaii, who 
will be continuing his research here this summer on British naval history, 
dropped in last week to express his thanks to the Reference staff for long-dis- 
tance assistance given him last winter. He spoke also with pleasure about 
Agnes Conrad's appointment as Archivist of the Territory of Hawaii, which was 
announced in the Librarian on April 22. 

June 17, 1955 


Nine librarians from India, vi 
Department program, have visited th 
Assistant Librarian of the Tata Ins 
June 3; C. Basu, Librarian o 
Librarian of Visva Bharati Universi 
Bengal Engineering College, on June 
University, and Sachidulal Das Gup t 
June 11;* and Jaswant S. Anand, Lib 
Central Education Library in Delhi, 
University, and Amarnath Sharma, Li 
June 13 

siting the United States 
e Library this month: M 
titute of Fundamental Be 
f Calcutta University, B 
ty, and Dines C. Sarkar, 

8; Syed Bashiruddm, Li 
a. Librarian of the Univ 
rarian of the Ministry o 

Kikubhai R. Desai, Libr 
brarian of Delhi Polytec 

under the ALA-State 
aneck B. Vaj ifdar, 
search, Bombay, on 
eerenda C. Banerj ea. 

Librarian of the 
brarian of Aligarh 
ersity of Delhi, on 
f Education' s 
arian of Gujarat 
hnic College, on 

James Mink on State Personnel Board Examination 

On June 9, James Mink served as a member of the examining committee of 
the California State Personnel Board to examine candidates for the position of 
State Historian of the Archives Division. Other members of the committee were 
J. N. Bowman, State Historian, and Al M. Loeb, of the State Personnel Division 
in Sacramento. 

J.E.T. Will Strike Colorful Note in Philadelphia 

Concerning a paper she will read at the Serials Round Table on July 5, 
during the ALA Conference at Philadelphia, Johanna Tallman regrets that the 
subject does not lend itself to vivid prose. "But the talk is guaranteed to 
be color-ful," she says, "with references from aqua through gold, lavendar, 
and pink, to ^ebra stripes." She refers, of course, to the use of colored 
signals on serial record cards to facilitate selective scanning of cards to 
ascertain the status of receipt of issues, payments, binding schedules, and 
other such matters. Mrs. Tallman* s paper will be published in the July issue 
of Serial Slants . 

New Staff Association Officers 

The Library Staff Association has announced the election of the following 
new members of the Executive Board: 

Vice President, President-Elect: James Cox 
Members of the Board: 


Two-year terms: Carole Bennett 
Donald Black 
Anne Greenwood 

One-year term: Elsie Unterberg 

This year's Vice-President, Anthony Greco, Jr.. succeeds L. Kenneth 
Wilson as President, and two of the present Board members. Tatiana Keatinge 
and Shirley Olson, will serve for another year. 

»A11 of the visiting Indians seem to have enjoyed their travels in the United States, but it is 
doubtful if any had experiences to equal those of Messrs. Das Gupta and Bashiruddin, who were 
ge^e ou 1 driven fro. San Francisco to Los Angeles by D. McClure. of the Stanford Univer^ 
sity Press, by way of Yosemte National Park, through the Tuolumne Meadows, over Tioga Pass, and 
down the Owens Valley! 


Increased Minimum Salaries 

UCLA Librarian 






























$2 26 















($1.44 hr 
$1.51 hr 

As a result of recent action by the Board of Regents, minimum salaries 
for the following classifications have been raised, effective June 1. The 
new salary scales apply to both full-time and part-time employees. 

Typi St -Clerk 
Senior Typist-Clerk 
Secret ary- Stenographer 

Senior Clerk 

Senior Library Assistant 
Principal Clerk 
Principal Library Assistant 

Translator ( non- techni cal ) from $249 to $261 ($1.44 hr. to 

$1.51 hr.) 
Additions to File of Los Angeles Times 

The Department of Special Collections now has a complete file of the 
Los Angeles Times (December 4, 1881 to date). The periods of 1881-1903, 1928- 
1929, and several briefer periods, are on microfilm. The files on film are 
immediately available on request, and those in the paper edition are subject 
at this time to one day's delayed paging. 

The entire file of the Times is, of course, indexed in the newspaper's 
own manuscript subject index on cards, and the Times librarian provides refer- 
ence service by telephone in locating articles. 

Dawson's at Fifty 

The first fifty years of Dawson's Book Shop have been commemorated in an 
attractively printed booklet by Fern Dawson Shochat, entitled The Fiftieth 
Anniversary of Dawson's Book Shop: 1905-1955. The story of the late Ernest 
Dawson's getting started in the bookselling business and of the development of 
the now famous shop from its humble beginnings is an important footnote in the 
cultural history of Los Angeles. The Dawsons of today--Glen and Mui r- - consider 
their business still a young one. "The advice given once by Ernest Dawson is 
still true," writes Mrs. Shochat. "When asked how long it takes to learn the 
rare book business he said, 'I really wouldn't know. I've only been in the 
book business fifty years.'" 

Visit to Hinomoto Library 

"One of the most beautiful exhibitions of recent months" was the verdict 
of four of our Reserve Book Room staff on their recent visit to the Book Festi- 
val Week showing of Japanese prints and art books from the collection of the 
Hinomoto Library, 2727 East First Street. A hundred framed color prints repre- 
sentative of masters from the seventeenth through mid-nineteenth centuries in- 
cluded some excellent examples of the work of Hokusai and Hiroshige. Also on 
display was a fine selection of Japanese books dealing with all aspects of the 
art and culture of Japan. When Norah Jones, Nancy Masterson, Helen Palmer, 
and Robert Weir visited the exhibition on June 4 they were graciously received 
by Mr. Yoshida, head of the Hinomoto Library, who opened the Library's nearby 
stack and reading room to show them the 15,000-book collection on Japanese 
history and culture. Its books may be used by qualified readers, Monday through 
Saturday. Mr. Yoshida spoke appreciatively of his recent visit to UCLA where he 
was shown some of the Library's Japanese holdings by Mrs. Mok 

June 17, 1955 


The Green Sheaf 

Thanks to the generosity of Professor Maj 1 Ewing, the Clark Library now 
has a complete set of The Green Sheaf, in mint condition, published in London 
in 1903-04. Thirteen numbers in all were published on antique paper with 
hand-colored pictures by such noted artists as Gordon Craig, Cecil French, 
and Pamela Colman Smith. Prose and poetry contributions were made by A. E. , 

Alfred -j- aunt^ 
Mostly slant ; 
Playing at ball 
That is all! 

Reginald Righy. 


Lady Gregory, John Masefield, and William Butler Yeats. It was edited, 
lished, and sold by Pamela Colman Smith, and sold by Elkin Mathews, 
Street, W. , and by Brentano's, Union Square, New York. 

With the thirteenth number, the publishers announced that The Green Sheaf 
would be discontinued, "and the price is now raised to Two Shillings each for 
single copies, or One Guinea the set of Thirteen numbers." 

Reproduced are a picture and poem from Number 13. 


UCLA Librarian 

More Honors for Student Assistant 

Gene R. Preston, student assistant in t 
who was one of our six student assistants el 
awarded a National Student Association schol 
Seminar on International Student Relations, 
from July 11 to September 1. The Seminar wi 
four weeks and at the University of Minnesot 
have been awarded to only eleven students in 
Mills College is the only other student to b 

Gene is also one of the two seniors who 
cises next Sunday. He has served this year 
the Student Legislative Council. 

Straw Hat Edition of Know Your Library 

he Government Publications Room, 
ected to Phi Beta Kappa, has been 
arship to attend the Third Annual 
sponsored by the Ford Foundation, 
11 meet at Harvard University for 
a for two weeks. The scholarships 

the United States. A girl from 
e chosen from the West Coast. 

will speak at Commencement exer- 
as Commuters' Representative on 

A brief Summer Session Edition of Know Your Library will be out today. 
The regular edition for 1954-55 has proved so popular that the supply which 
was intended to last through the summer has been exhausted. This shorter 
"Straw Hat Edition" will serve as an introduction to the University libraries 
until the publication in September of the regular 1955 edition. 

The Librarian Discusses N-n B--k Materials 

The University Explorer interviewed the Librarian last night on the 
University's midweek broadcast over the Mutual Broadcasting System, which was 
entitled "Tomorrow's History." Explorer Hale Sparks observed that books and 
periodicals are not the only research materials preserved by libraries, as a 
check of our Department of Special Collections shows. He reported that play- 
bills, pamphlets, menus, business records, photographs, manuscripts, and many 
other historical materials are carefully preserved for study by future schol- 
ars. Mr. Powell discussed how this collection came into being and how it is 
constantly being enriched. 

Library Seminar at Davis 

The Library staff on the Davis campus announces that "in emulation of 
the academic departments," it has instituted a series of seminars, whose 
chief purpose will be to study current developments in scholarly bibliography, 
so that the librarians may better serve the faculty and students. They are 
surveying first the bibliography of agriculture and the plant sciences. Such 
studies, they hope, will also assist in- building up their collections. 

Small Leashed Animal Notes 

Among the four-footed readers of the Librarian, only one of the Small 
Leashed Animal Set was able to accept the invitation extended to this group 
in the last issue to attend Founder's Day ceremonies at the Clark Library. 
This was a very young, eager, bright-eyed and deer-eared Chihuahua dog. Of 
soft beige color, this Man' s-Best- Fri end-of - the-Library wore a tasteful light 
blue collar and was guided by a leash of matching blue. His overall size was 
about a Grecian half-pint. He was reported to be quiet but alert throughout 
the program, and appeared to prefer Gabrieli and Victoria to Hoist and Wagner 
IKogerJ. Our Malibu correspondent, who met him socially, savs he was last 
seen in the stacks--in the PQ' s. 

UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office, 
tdi or: Everett Moore. Assistant Editor: David W. Heron. Contributors 
to this '■ssue: Page Ackerman. James Cox, Ralph Lyon, Jr., Shirley Olson, 
Helen Palmer. Francis Brooke Whiting II, Gordon R. Williams. James F. Wy ie. 




Volume 8, Number 20 

July 1, 1955 

From the Librarian 

Today I am en route to New York and Philadelphia on business relating 
to the B. S. A. and the A.R.L. The latter group meets on Sunday before the 
A.L. A. Conference. Miss Ackerman left yesterday to attend a pre-conference 
Institute on Personnel. Mrs. Tallman and Mrs. Walker complete the UCLA 
roster in Philadelphia. I expect to call a staff meeting about the middle 
of the month to hear reports from the travellers. 

On Wednesday evening we joined Miss Darling and her staff in welcoming 
the Southern California Chapter of the Antiquarian Booksellers to a meeting 
at the Biomedical Library. 

Earlier this week our Library Education Seminar held its last meeting 
until fall with Dean Danton as guest. At lunch that day Miss Howe paid u3 
a farewell visit before relinquishing direction of the USC Library School to 
returning Dean Stieg. She will continue to teach during the first summer 
session, and will return to her home in Colorado on August 1. 

Last week I reported the Seminar's work to Chancellor Allen and invited 
him to open the fall program, which will feature faculty guests and partici- 
pants. The members of the Seminar have given many hours of their own time to 
this vital activity and have richly earned a summer vacation. 

Following the reception for Miss Humiston we attended a similar farewell 
party in Kerckhoff for John B. Jackson, UCLA Alumni Secretary, who is ending 
a thirty-two year association with UCLA to assume direction of the publica- 
tions program at the Disney studios. Then I proceeded to San Diego where I 
spoke at the annual dinner of the County Heart Association. 

Please circle Sunday, July 31, on your calendars, the day on which we 
are planning open house for the staff. Details, including a map, on my re- 
turn from the east. 


Personnel Notes 

Marjorie Mergener has been appointed Typist Clerk in the Circulation 
Department. Miss Mergener attended UCLA and is a former employee of the 
Security-First National Bank. ...... ,-. 

Mrs. Ramona G. Greb, who has joined the staff of the Engineering Library 
as a Typist Clerk, received her B. A. from San Francisco State College in 1953 
and has taught school in Concord, California. 

Norma A. Claussen has resigned as Senior Library Assistant, Circulation 
Department, to accept other employment. 

122 UCLA Librarian 


Harold Urey, noted physicist, who lectured at UQ-A earlier this month, 
visited the Chemistry Library on June 13. 

The Department of Special Collections was host on June 14 to Aaron 
Schaffer, Professor of French Lyric Poetry at the University of Texas, 

Joseph Wade, Chief of the General Services Administration at the Feder- 
al Records Center, San Pedro, recently consulted materials in the Department 
of Special Collections on the Continental Congress and the First Federal 

Professor Yasura Suzuki, of the Faculty of Economics of Keio University, 
Tokyo, and Mitsuiko Yoshikawa, . a graduate of Keio now studying in this coun- 
try, visited the Library on June 22. 

Nino Pirrotta, Director of the library of the Conservatorio di Musica 
Santa Cecilia in Rome, visited the Library with Professor Marrocco on June 25. 
Dr. Pirrotta has been a visiting professor at Princeton this year, lectured 
at Chapel Hill in the Spring, and is now teaching courses in historical music- 
ology and music of the Italian Renaissance in the Summer Session here. 

J. Periam Danton, Dean of the School of Li brari anship on the Berkeley 
campus, visited the Libraries on June 27, and met in the evening with the Sem- 
inar on Education for Li brari anship. 

Recent Interesting and Valuable Acquisitions 

nnittier ana a variety oi autographs ana autograph letters oi ai stingui snea 
personages, past and present. Among them are Jefferson Davis, Mark Twain, 
Franklin Roosevelt, Igor Stravinsky, Earl Warren, Henry Ward Beecher, Cordell 
Hull, Luther Burbank, Thomas Mann, Wendell L. Willkie, Robert A. Millikan, 
William Jennings Bryan, and Adlai Stevenson. 

Received from the Fund for the Republic are its two recent publications. 
Bibliography on the Communis t Problem in the United States, and Digest of the 
Public Record of Communism in the United States. The first concerns mainly the 
the literature relating to Communism in the United States since the birth in 
1919 of the first American parties adopting the Communist label. The second 
volume contains digest and extracts of public records of the most significant 
executive action, legislation and legislative committee proceedings, and court 
proceedings relevant to the Communist problem in this country. 

Devotees of mountaineering and geographical exploration will be interest- 
ed in the following two periodicals, long runs of which were recently pur- 
chased by the Library: Zeitschrift des Deutschen and des Oesterreichischen 
Alpenvereins, volumes 1-72, 1869-1941 (lacking only volume 67); and Wi t the i Z - 
ungen des Deutschen and des Oesterreichischen Alpenvereins , volumes 1-40, 
42-46, 54-64; 1875-1938. The D.O.A.V. has long been one of the great moun- 
taineering clubs of the world, and long runs of its publications are scarce. 

Small Ui^ileashed Animal Note 

C t: 1 V e I 

To be filed under Small Unleashed Animals is an inquiry recently re- 
id by tlu! Reference Department for "something on the discouragement of 
skunks." ihe question came at opening time from one whose shaky voice sug- 
gested thiit he desired nothing more than a good night's rest. 

Staff Activities 

Janes Mink will represent the Library on the History Council of the Los 
Angeles County Museum's History Division. The Council was formed at a lunch- 
eon given by the Museum on June 15. 


July 1, 1955 - 123 

Mr. Powell was the author of a feature story in the Los Ani^eles 7'i/nei 
of June 22 entitle(1"A Leisuiely Stroll Back to the Street of Sec on(l-lI;ind 
Bt)oks," in which he recalls the history of several of tho city';; book shops 
on West Sixth Street, and his own days as a bookseller. 

Esther Euler returned last week from a i<ipid tour of the east <;oast 
and Canada, which included a helicopter trip between New York's airports 
and visits to the United Nations Library and a meeting of the Trusteeshij) 
Co u n c i 1 . 

Gladys Coryell has been appointed First Vice-President of Pi Lambda 
Theta, national professional honorary fraternity in Education. Miss Coryell 
has long been an active member of the organization, having been editor of 
its official journal, Horizons, for three years. 

Southwest Documents 

The Department of Special Collections has entered into negotiations 
with the United States Federal Records Center at Terminal Island to obtain 
copies of records of the Bureaus of Land Management and of Indian Affairs 
pertaining to Arizona and southern California in the latter half of the 
nineteenth century. On June 22 Mr. Mink visited Mr. Joseph Wade, Ciiief of 
General Services at the Center and examined some of the records for which 
permission to copy has been requested. They include Land Office files for 
the Los Angeles area dating back to 1851 and those of land management and 
Indian affairs in Arizona as early as 1856. 

When is a Book a Duplicate 

The Library already has a copy of Ezra Pound's very rare first book, a 
volume of poems called A Lune Spento (with tapers quenched), issued private- 
ly by the author at Venice (Italy) in 1908--a copy found several years ago 
in an eastern bookshop and which had belonged to Thomas Bird Mosher, of 
Portland, Maine, the piratical publisher of Ttie Bibelot. 

Having this remarkable association copy, why should the Library have 
recently paid cash for another copy of Pound's book, identical in printed 
format, and which the bibl iogr aphi cal ly barbarous would call a mere dupli- 

^ The answer is that it is a proof copy, full of the author's corrections, 
given by Pound in 1911 to his friend. D. H. Lawrence. In the same year 
Lawrence gave the volume to his friend. Helen Corke, who figures prominently 
in his novel. The Trespasser, and who later wrote a reminiscence called 
Lawrence and Apocalypse. r. i i i ^ • a 

This addition strengthens an already strong Ezra Pound collection, and 
will also have a place in a large D. 11. Lawrence collection which is coming 
together eventually from two different anticipated gifts to Special UUec- 
tions. Clearly a case of a duplicate not being a duplicate. 

Near East Digest 

Volume 1, Number 1 of a new campus publ i cation, the Near East Journal, 
bears the date of June 1955. The University's Near Last Program and the 
Graduate Department of Journalism are jointly respons, bl e fo r th. s P'-l^;! ';^- 
tion. which is composed and printed in the Journal i sm Publ i shi ng l-^^^^'-a^" Y- 
The Editor is Richard Wright, a Journalism student; the Research Assistant 
is Miss Bedia Jamil, who has been executive secretary of the Near East Pro- 
gram since its conception; and the Faculty Advisor is Professor R. E. G. 

"^"^The first issue contains original ar ti cl es by f ucu 1 ty members and 
students of UCLA, and articles reprinted from the New York T^-J^ ^.J-^^^ i-'' 
Angeles Times, the New Outlook, and other journals. A copy ol Nea, East 
Digest may be seen in the Periodicals Room. 

124 UCLA Librarian 

Honoring Alice Humiston 

Miss Humiston' s retirement after thirty years' service to the Library 
was the occasion for a reception held in her honor last Friday by the Library 
Staff Association. An estimated two hundred people attended the party ar- 
ranged by Misses Curry, McMurry, Ackerman, Doxsee, Lodge, Coryell, and Mrs. 
Sutton, assisted by several other members of the Staff Association and Presi- 
dent Kenneth Wilson. Miss Humiston' s friends and former colleagues came from 
as far away as Whittier, San Diego, and Berkeley to bid her farewell. Among 
the gifts presented to her were a mahogany record cabinet and a lei, air mailed 
fi'om Honolulu. 

Yesterday the Catalog Department, of which Miss Humiston has been Head 
since 1945, paid tribute to her with a luncheon and other appropriate depart- 
mental activities. 

Not What We Cost, But What We Contribute 

Paul Buck, Librarian-elect of Harvard University , recently made some ob- 
servations on library admini s tration , when he addressed the Mont ice I lo Confer- 
ence on Problems of Research Libraries. Concerning the librarian's position 
in the university he said: 

ly understood or cooperated in these efforts; more frequently they 
sneered that librarians, concerned 
allowing the collections to suffer. 

"The result has been a degree of frustration and defeatism on the part of 
librarians. Though they have served well and unselfishly, they find themselves 
on the defensive; they talk more and more about their problems. They brood. 
Thus the impression grows that the library is the number-one headache of uni- 
versity finance, and no one likes to live with a headache or to hear of other 
people's troubles. This is why I assert that librarians, largely because of 
their own virtues, have been maneuvered into a poor tactical position. 

"I believe that we ought to leave this position, ought to stop talking 
about how much we cost, and ought to begin emphasizing what we contribute." 

Quote from Subcommi tteeman Smith of Santa Barbara 

"When Carina Zimmerman asked me to be chairman of the Subcommittee on 
Professional Education of CLA* s Committee on Professional Education and In- 
Service Training, chaired by Ralph Blasingame, I didn't have the wit to real- 
ize all the ramifications. The subcommittee has queried the library schools 
of the state to find out what is being done about the chronic shortage of 
school librarians and children's librarians, in terms of recruitment and train- 

by Librarian John E. Smth. in the Fly Leaf 
of the Santa Barbara Public Library, May 1955 

July 1, 1955 


Musical Dome 

The four loud speakers in the Royc 
years broadcast the "Westminster" (i.e. 
throughout the day and noonday tunes ev 

eight larger 
balcony outsi 
Th e Ro y c 
versity in 19 
Tho rne-Ri der, 
the Quadrangl 
them audible 
reached by th 
The ampl 
housed in the 
key board wi 1 
ing' s organ p 
signed that t 
the 37-note k 
an emergency 
through the amplifier, which will serve 
The size of the new speakers, whos 
suggests that the noonday music may be 
as well as in the main reading room of 

Three 'Greats' at UCLA 


e Hall towers which have for fifteen 
, Cambridge) chimes on the hour 
ery weekday, are being replaced by 
speakers now mounted on the shallow 
de the Library's dome, 
e Hall chimes, presented to the Uni- 
40 by Count and Countess Frederic 

are being modernized and moved across 
e to improve their quality, which has 
within the last few years, and to make 
at the southern end of the campus, not 
e speakers in the Royce Hall towers, 
ifier of the new machine will be 

upper reaches of the Library, and the 
1 be situated in the new Music Build- 
ractice room. The controls are so de- 
he hour signals will not sound when 
eyboard is in operation; in event of 
the Disaster Center can broadcast 

as a powerful public address system, 
e horns are thirty inches in diameter, 
audible throughout West Los Angeles, 
the Library. 

In an article in The Atlantic Monthly for June, A^nes de Mille, dancer, 
choreographer , and author, pays tribute to the teaching profession in gen- 
eral, and to several of the teachers to whom she feels most indebted. "For 
most of us," she writes, "educat ion is a matter of inspirat ion. Inspire-- 
'to breathe in. ' It is a per sonal experience and it occurs between living 
minds. Books cer tainly influence greatly, but few shape lives. I believe 
teachers do." Of the four "great teachers " about whom Miss de Mille writes, 
three were professors of hers at UCLA. Her recollections of these three 
are quoted from her article, "The Valor of Teaching" wi th the permission of 
the Editor of The Atlantic Monthly. 

"My second great fortune was Lily Bess Campbell, professor of English 
literature at the University of California in Los Angeles, [The first of the 
four teachers was a dancer, Vera Fredowa. ] She taught me to think exactly, 
to say the precise truth as nearly as I could perceive it. She taught me 
that there is vitality in logic, that there is logic in humor and in beauty, 
that in humor the greater the truth the funnier, that in lyricism the more 
consistent and clear the more moving. She made me brief a Shelley ode as 
though it were a legal argument. She taught me that a sentence was organic 
with bones and sinews and for this reason had life, that the power of logic 
was a passionate power and that Euclid and Grammar were one. And for the 
first time I recognized Pattern, which is Law as well as Magic. 

"The third great teacher was Alfred Longueil, also of U.C.L.A. He 
taught me to read, and he taught me to listen. "Do you hear sounds of 
words?" he asked. "Do you hear the sounds behind and before the words?" 
Do you hear Window, Pavement, Water? Do you hear the language and the ways 
of living that made these words?" He read us Milton's prose, the letters 
of Keats, the narrative poems of Shakespeare. The deaf heard; the blind 
saw. lie gave me my heritage--my native tongue. 

"And then finally there was Dean Char 1 es .Ri eber, who taught compara- 
tive religion and philosophy. He was a pupil of William James and he cast 
such a spell over his enormous classes that they used to applaud him as 
though they were in a theater. He taught me to ask questions. 1 remember 
sitting after the class, unmoving in my seat, shaken, almost stunned with 
the new and piercing sensation of asking great questions. 

126 UCLA Librarian 

"And there were others sitting there shaken too. Down ahead in the 
B's--I was, of course, an M--sat a good-looking basketball player. He seemed 
to be asking himself some very hard questions. We were proud of him because 
he was our star player. His name was Ralph Bunche. 

"Years later I was having dinner at the Lafayette Hotel in New York City, 
when who should walk by on the street outside but Dr. Rieber! Older now and 
stooped, but unmistakably and most joyously he! 

"I jumped out of the window--it was a long French one and stood half 
open in the summer twi light- - and stopped in front of him on the pavement. 

"'You don't remember me,' I said, 'but I want to thank you for changing 
my li fe. ' 

"'I remember you,' he answered, 'You're the girl whose expression I 
couldn't reply to. Come, let's continue the discussion.' 

"I squared it with my escort." 

Killed in a Bar When He Was Only Three 

"The U.C.L.A. library lists about 1,000,000 volumes on subjects ranging 
from 'The Sex Life of the Male Platypus' to books about Davy Crockett," wrote 
Bill Kennedy in his 'Mr. L. A.' column in the June 17th issue of the Herald- 
Express. "Yesterday Librarian L. C. Powell tried to locate one of many books 
on Crockett, but found they were all checked out. To a Walt Disney staff 
writer, of course..." 

Our thanks to the Public Information Office for revealing the Library's 
part in perpetuating King of the Wild Frontier. But with our thanks may we 
ask that further mention be made of the Platypus collection, as a gesture 
toward restoring the ecology of the Forest Primeval? However the Muse may 
have benefited from our books on Tennessee history, it has been a dark day 
for coons and light-haired cats. 

fS^^.r p'"'"" '^/^^"^'^ !^"y ""^^^^ f^'^^y by «^he Librarian's Of